Appropriate Capacity and Training
for the benefit of Sub-Saharan
Africa Water Security

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Case Study Areas

Upper Berg River Catchment Area, South Africa

Documents finalized will be available at the end of the project

Key Issues

Understanding the key SW-GW system and recharge/ discharge components of both water quantity and quality for sustainable Water Resources utilization including water reuse and demand management mechanisms

Water Supply Management

Availability and reuse potential of groundwater and surface water and their relative contribution to and provisioning from aquatic ecosystems in terms of sustainability.
(water quantity).

Waste Water Management

The ability of managed aquifer recharge linked to water reuse to maintain groundwater resources. Improvements in specific poorly resourced communities that can reduce pollution of water sources.
(water quantity).

Key IWRM Objectives

Sustainable development and use of specifically ground water resources and means of their improved augmentation and exploitation to meet demands that provide more sustainable livelihoods and economic development.

Pilot Area Focus

Basin scale, rural, peri-urban & urban.

Key Research Objectives

  1. 1. To determine the interaction of quantity and quality of the surface and ground water in the upper Berg River catchment and its influence on ecosystem services in the middle Berg River catchment.
  2. The influence of land use activities on the quantity and quality of the surface and ground in the upper Berg river.
  3. Establish the trade off in quantity and quality of the surface and ground in the upper Berg River in relationship with the middle Berg River catchment.