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Support to Phase 3 of the ORASECOM Basin-wide Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) – Plan: Overview

Overview The main objectives of this consultancy were to undertake scenario analyses, economic, water requirement projection and ecological support studies Read more

Water Resources Quality Joint Basin Surveys (JBSs)

The second 5-yearly comprehensive Joint Basin Survey (JBS2) of the quality of the water resources of the Orange-Senqu River Basin was undertaken Read more

2014 Integrated Water Resources Management Plan (IWRMP) – Summary and Documents

Purpose: This article will provide an overview of the 2014 IWRMP and provide links to the actual documents Related WIS Read more

Irrigation Water Demand Management (WP6)

Objectives The overall objective of the work package was to attain an overall understanding of how better management practices could reduce Read more

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Support to Phase 3 of the ORASECOM Basin-wide Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) – Plan: Overview

Overview The main objectives of this consultancy were to undertake scenario analyses, economic, water requirement projection and ecological support studies to produce the 2014 Orange-Senqu Integrated Water Resources Management Plan (IWRMP). The Project included 5 work packages that are described below. Funding Organisation(s): GIZ   WP 4A: Economic Analysis of Water based on Water Accounting for the […]

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Irrigation Water Demand Management (WP6)

Objectives The overall objective of the work package was to attain an overall understanding of how better management practices could reduce water demand in the irrigation sector in the Orange-Senqu River Basin, and to make recommendations on improved water demand management in this sector in the future. In order to reach this goal a number of sub-objectives were […]

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2014 Integrated Water Resources Management Plan (IWRMP) – Development and Supporting Studies

  Introduction This article outlines the aims and objectives of the basin-wide Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Plan development  as well as how the work would be carried out through a combination of consolidation of technical studies and stakeholder consultation. During the development of the IWRM Plan it is ensured that the key basic elements are […]

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Updating and extension of Orange-Senqu Hydrology (WP 2)

Objectives to produce updated and extended hydrological sequences for the basin as a whole. to ensure that the hydrological data sets are easily accessible for any future work Main Activities Provision of appropriate Capacity Building in a number of key areas agreed with each basin state Recommendations on appropriate protocols and procedures for data collection […]

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Water demand management and conservation along the lower Orange River

Overview and Purpose Working with a range of farmers from Noordoewer and Vioolsdrift, and the Joint Irrigation Authority (JIA) responsible for their shared irrigation scheme in this part of the lower Orange River, this project has been testing a number of different management approaches and technologies to assist in developing a water management strategy. Activities […]

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Development of Integrated Orange-Senqu River Basin Model (WP1)

Objectives to enlarge and improve the existing models to cover the total Orange River Basin and to capacitate representatives of each of the basin states to set up and use the models. Main Activities Assessment of strengths and weaknesses of existing models Extension and expansion of the existing models Assessment of system yields Review the […]

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Support to Phase 2 of the ORASECOM Basin-wide Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) – Plan: Overview

Overview The main objectives of this consultancy were to enlarge and improve the existing models for the Orange-Senqu Basin, so that they incorporated all of the essential components in the four Basin States and are accepted by each Basin State. These models must be capable of providing the current and likely future information needs of […]

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Groundwater overview for Lower Vaal Catchment Management Area – 2003

Groundwater overview for Lower Vaal Catchment Management Area – 2003 Development of Internal Strategic Perspectives Author: JA Pretorius and I Dennis, Darcy Groundwater Scientists and Consultants Bloemfontein, South Africa Source: Directorate: Water Resource Planning, Department of Water Affairs, South Africa

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Integrated Water Resources Planning for South Africa – 2010

Integrated Water Resources Planning for South Africa – 2010 Overview This report is an updated expression of the thinking and planning of the Department of Water Affairs, and includes a summary of the water resource situation for all the identified growth areas in the country as at 31 May 2010. This water resource situation analysis was first prepared in […]

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