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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

Integrated Water Resources Planning for South Africa – 2010

Integrated Water Resources Planning for South Africa – 2010


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 September 2009. The approach is one of ‘water balance reconciliation’, with immediate and expected future requirements of water balanced, as far as is reasonably possible, by available sources.The Department aims to update this knowledge base annually.

The objective is to provide information on the Department’s strategic level planning activities aimed at ensuring adequate water supplies in support of economic growth and development in the country. The plans of the Department are set against an understanding of water resource requirements, availability, and the limitations and challenges facing the water sector.



Department of Water Affairs (South Africa), 2010

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