Collation of information pertinent to, and generation of Environmental Water Requirement (EWR) data for, the classification of rivers in the Berg River basin and calculation of Resource Quality Objectives (RQOs) for a monitoring programmes.

Collation of information pertinent to, and generation of Environmental Water Requirement (EWR) data for, the classification of rivers in the Breede and Gouritz River basins and calculation of Resource Quality Objectives (RQOs) for a monitoring programmes.

An elementary tool for Ecological Reserve monitoring in high-value conservation catchments in South Africa was developed.

The impact of a proposed upgrade of the Charlesford weir and increased abstraction from the Knysna River on the Knysna River and estuary were assessed.

Update of PES, EIS and species list databases, plus Factsheets, for over 1500 locations in the Olifants-Doorn, Breede-Overberg, Berg and Gouritz Water Management Areas.

Provision of environmental flow information to pre-feasibility and feasibility studies of surface water developments to augment the supply of water to Cape Town.  Joint Venture with Ninham Shand and Kwezi V3.

Reserve input to Breede River Catchment Management Strategy.

Reserve Specialist: Three-year study that aims to lead to the implementation of one or more previously identified interventions for water supply to urban centres in the Western Cape.

The Olifants Doring River Ecological Reserve and Resource Protection capacity building and training project is intended to support enforcement and monitoring of operating rules and compliance with the Ecological Reserve for the Olifants-Doring catchment through the transfer of the relevant technical information from these studies to the responsible DWAF staff and members of the proposed Olifants-Doorn Catchment Management Agency (CMA).

Integrated Flow Specialist: A series of workshops and meetings with Department of Water Affairs and Forestry dam operators and system managers aimed at identifying constraints on and opportunities for implementation of the Ecological Reserve, including: operating rules, on-job support mechanisms, communication channels, training, reporting, public liaison, compliance and monitoring infrastructure, and optimal use of available information platforms, such as HYDSTRA.

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