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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.
Quantifying the links between patterns of riparian vegetation and flow on South African rivers. Current knowledge, existing data from Reserve studies, and empirical evidence was synthesized to propose a naming convention, methods of identification and a description of the characteristics of lateral zonation patterns in riparian vegetation communities.
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.
Development of Decision Support System (DSS) software to automate the process for Environmental Flow Assessments. The software is different from current DSSs in the field in that it fully incorporates the ecological, social and socio-economic aspects of management options to the same level of detail and sensitivity as the economic and engineering aspects. The DSS is based on advances made in the DRIFT methodology through its application in Southern and East Africa.
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.
Environmental Water Requirement determinations for a suite of coastal rivers (Moordkuils, Groot Brak, Maalgate, Gwaing, Kaaimans, Goukamma and Noetsie) two estuaries and groundwater in the Outeniqua region of SA, with a strong capacity-building component. The project has been extended to include design of integration methods for river, estuary, wetlands and groundwater reserve assessments, information provision for the Classification Process and guidelines for implementation.
Environmental flow specialist: A multidisciplinary team tasked with designing and implementing the operation rules for the Berg River Dam in Franschhoek. The Berg River Dam is the first dam in South Africa where provision for the Ecological Reserve was included in feasibility, design and operations