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Generation of new ecotoxicity data for salts using indigenous South African freshwater macroinvertebrate: Updating the national salts toxicity database
Expanded Title:Scherman and Palmer (2013) reviewed the historical and current trends of Environmental Water Quality (EWQ) in South Africa. Based on the review, they identified research gaps for which they proposed a co-ordinated set of projects that need to be commissioned and executed to fill these gaps. These co-ordinated set of projects include update of TEACHA (Tool for Ecological Aquatic Chemical Habitat Assessment); update of the national salt toxicity database; integration of Resource Directed Measures (RDM) components (i.e. Ecological Reserve, Resource Quality Objectives (RQOs) and Classification); integrating water quality and quantity; evaluation of the RDM participatory process based on research and current understandings of complex social-ecological systems and ecosystem services; and integrating RDM and SDC (Source Direct Control) to ensure coherent link between the two. The overarching aim of the above set of projects is to support implementation of the National Water Resource Strategy 2 (NWRS2). Therefore, the main objective of this project to contribute to addressing the second research gap listed above (i.e. updating the national salt toxicity database). Noting that the database contains only data on single salts with nothing on salt mixtures, the project also generated binary salt mixtures data for the database, in addition to generating data for single salts.
Date Published:01/02/2016
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Ecosystem - Biodiversity protection, Ecosystem - Invertebrates
Document Keywords:Water Quality
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Consultant
WRC Report No:KV 353/15
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0747-3
Authors:Mensah PK; Mgaba N; Griffin N; Odume ON; Palmer CG
Project No:K8/1075
Organizations:Unilever Centre for Environmental Water Quality Institute for Water Research Rhodes University
Document Size:335 KB
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