The Noordoewer-Vioolsdrift Joint Irrigation Authority (JIA) Scheme

The purpose of the site is to share background information about the Irrigation Authority and provide facts and figures regarding the activities of the irrigation scheme. The scheme is situated on the Lower Orange River, i.e. the border between the Republics of Namibia and South Africa and has been in use since 1933. The international Noordoewer-Vioolsdrift JIA is the only one of its kind on the Orange River, and is perhaps a pioneer for further cooperative ventures of this kind.