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Modelling scenarios for water resources management in the Sand River Catchment, South Africa

Author: Stef Smits, Sharon Pollard, Derick du Toit, John Butterworth, and Patrick Moriarty
Organisation: WHiRL
Publish Date: 2004
Country: South Africa
Sector: Environment
Method: Scenarios
Theme: Water
Type: Other publication
Language: English
Tags: Water, South Africa, Scenarios, Water resources management, Sand River Catchment

Currently, in South Africa, there are various initiatives to look at water resources and water demand on a catchment scale. Many of these studies investigate water availability for the Basic Human Needs Reserve, Ecological Reserve and for licensing for other uses (see Pollard et al, 2002). Indispensably, computer models are being used for these studies.

A component of the WHiRL project in South Africa included looking at the integration of water services with catchment level water resources and infrastructure planning. As part of that work, the Resources, Infrastructure, Demand and Entitlement (RIDe) methodology was developed and applied (Moriarty et al, 2004).

This paper discusses use of water resources modelling tools as part of the application of the RIDe methodology, in order to assess possible management scenarios for water resources in the Sand River Catchment, South Africa.
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