Water Resources Consultants (WRC) is a multi-disciplinary consulting
company specialising in the development and management of water
resources, environment and water supply infrastructure. WRC was
incorporated in Botswana in 1987 and has since provided services in
Botswana and the rest of the SADC region. Aside from the WRC head office
located in Gaborone, WRC maintains offices in Zambia and South Africa,
and is associated with GWC Consulting Engineers of Lesotho. This
regional presence brings our expertise and resources close to our
clients in southern Africa.
WRC’s mission is to provide high quality specialised technical services
for the development and management of water resources and the
environment in the SADC region, and to develop our human and material
resources for the overall benefit of our organisation, our employees and
our clients. WRC is registered with National and International funding
agencies such as the World Bank and SADC.
Over the past fourteen years, WRC has successfully executed more than
50 water resources and infrastructure development projects for
governments, mining houses, international consulting firms and
industries in Southern Africa (Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, and Zambia) as
well as many projects for the Water Sector Coordinating Unit of SADC.
These multidisciplinary projects involved Geology, Hydrogeology,
Hydrology, Geophysics, Engineering, Environmental Science and GIS
Applications and have ranged in scope from specific project tasks to
turnkey projects. These projects implemented solutions for rural, urban,
industrial and agricultural water supplies and included the assessment
of resources on a regional basis.
Specific regional resource management, institutional/human capacity
assessment and policy development projects that have been carried out by
WRC for SADC include: development of the regional groundwater management
programme, development of a code of practice and guidelines on
groundwater development in the SADC region, preliminary study for the
compilation of a regional hydrogeologic map and atlas for the SADC
region, and protection and strategic uses of groundwater in drought
prone regions of the SADC region.
is highly qualified to execute water sector projects on a regional to
local basis. WRC has implemented such projects using leading edge
technologies such as airborne geophysical surveys supplemented by ground
geophysics, numerical modelling and isotope/hydrochemical analysis for
estimation of groundwater recharge. WRC is at the forefront of
technological developments in the industry through its association with
leading institutes and firms. WRC maintains close collaboration with
consulting firms and research organizations such as ITC, (The
Netherlands), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, (Zurich) and the
Council of Scientific and Industrial Institute, CSIR (South Africa).
has a proven track record of achievement and has successfully executed
over fifty projects ranging in value from US $ 2,000 to US$ 3 million.
Successful and timely completion of projects, innovative use of
technology and a commitment to excellence has helped WRC build a strong
reputation among clients.
strength of WRC is its highly qualified and dynamic international work
force. At present, the total number of WRC staff comprises 30 people (14
Professionals, 6 Technicians and 10 Administration and support staff).
WRC has extensive in-house facilities, equipment and resources to
implement multi-disciplinary projects.
Human resource development at all levels is a key aspect of WRC’s
corporate ethos. WRC has been successful in identifying and developing
talent at all levels. Senior international staff and nationals employed
in WRC jointly develop and implement its human resources development
programme, which to date has resulted in 30 man-months of advanced
overseas education and 18 man months of regional training for staff.