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Case Study Areas
Lower Incomati & Sabie Catchment Area, Mozambique
The continuing urbanization processes cause extreme ecological impacts, social inequalities, competition and conflicts for the multiple users of water. (e.g.: domestic, industrial, and irrigation)
Water Supply Management
Water access is limited and its extension is expensive in terms of both investment and operational costs. The influencing factors that result in effective water demand manage-ment are not clearly understood in the peri-urban context.
Waste Water Management
Uncontrollable water pollution does not allow for implementation of the ‘polluter pays’ principle. The influencing behavioural factors that value water as a costly resource and thereby preventing polluting activities are not clearly understood in the peri-urban context.
Key IWRM Objectives
To make use of representative water system models and approaches to ensure environmentally sound urban and peri-urban water-related relationships at affordable economic costs.
Pilot Area Focus
Key Research Objectives
- Quantify the social value of water in the Incomati River Basin.
- To raise and appreciate awareness of the social value of water and the social impacts of water use behaviour.
- Effective communication of the broader social impacts of individual water use behaviour in supporting sustainable water use behaviour: -water pricing and social value of water.
- To identify the main factors affecting inflows iIllustrate the limitations of water pricing to allocate water in an efficient and equitable way in a developing contextnto the dam.