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SADC and ZRA 2007. Rapid Assessment Report: Integrated Water Resources Management Strategy for the Zambezi River Basin. SADC Water Division. Gaborone.
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Popoulation density increasing, per capita land area shrinking in Zambezi River Basin
The population of the Zambezi River Basin grew from 31.7 million in 1998 to 38.4 million in 2005, before reaching 40 million in 2008. It is projected that by 2025 the population will reach 51 million (Chenje 2000; SADC and ZRA 2007; SARDC and HBS 2010). Although sparsely populated, average population densities in the
basin show a consistent shrinkage in per capita land availability, which is projected to decline to 2.56 hectares/ person in 2025 from as much as 4.16 hectares/person in 1998.