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Groundwater reserve determination for the upper Vaal water management area
Expanded Title:The Upper Vaal Water Management Area (WMA) encompassing ~55 500 km2 in the central-northeastern portion of the country, occupies a sensitive position within the Vaal River System mainly because its location in the headwaters of this catchment coincides with significant mining activity in the region, and urban and industrial development on the Witwatersrand that represents the economic and industrial heartland of South Africa. The pressure from urban, industrial and mining development is arguably felt the greatest in this WMA in terms of both water supply and adverse impacts on the water resource environment. These circumstances dictate the need for a groundwater resource directed measures (GRDM) assessment to give effect to the informed consideration of the Reserve as required by the National Water Act (Act 36 of 1998). The GRDM assessment set out in this report provides a basis for the implementation of the Reserve.
Date Published:01/04/2013
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Water Resource Management/IWRM - Planning and development, Ecosystem - Invertebrates
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Standard
WRC Report No:KV 312/13
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0403-8
Authors:Hobbs P; Colvin C; Maherry A; Bugan R; Clark B; Petersen C; Rose R; Carstens M
Project No:KV 312-13
Originator:WRC
Organizations:CSIR; GEOSS - Geohydrological and Spatial Solutions
Document Size:11 239 KB
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