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Public participation in the drafting of catchment management strategies made simple!
Expanded Title:The aim of this document is to draw together the work on IWRM that has a focus on participatory practices in South Africa, specifically The Save the Sand Project (Pollard et al ,1998; Pollard & Du Toit, 2004; Du Toit, 2005), a Water Research Commission project on public participation (Lotz-Sisitka & Burt, 2005, Du Toit et al, 2005),Catchment Management Strategy Guidelines (DWAF, 2007), and a DWAF project that funded the exploration of public participation in the Sand River Catchment. The latter (2005-2007)supported a better understand public participation processes and dynamics in a high-density rural catchment. The work is further referenced against a collection of related documentation, guidelines and research literature (DWAF, 2000, 2001a –d, 2004a, b; WRC, 2003, 2004a-c) aimed at elucidating public participation in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in South Africa. The focus of the work is specifically on the development and implementation of Catchment Management Strategies as the locus of decentralized, democratized, participatory water resources management. The outcome of the work is a proposed framework for focusing public engagement on specific IWRM tasks. The framework outlines tasks where multi-stakeholder platforms collaboratively design strategic water management actions that are assembled as the Catchment Management Strategy (CMS), a statutory obligation for CMAs.This document ‘manual’ can be used by Catchment Management Agencies to coordinate and orientate the public in drafting Catchment Management Strategies. It possesses considerable detail regarding the various steps required in putting a CMS together and therefore requires mediation and explanation. The authors encourage the extraction of useful bits and or the simplification for practical reasons. It is also important that this framework be read in conjunction with the official Guidelines for Catchment Management Strategies.
Date Published:23/06/2010
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Water Resource Management/IWRM - Planning and development, Water Resource Management/IWRM - Catchment Management, Drinking water - Water supply
Document Keywords:Policy and regulation, Guidelines, Environment, Water Quality
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Technical
WRC Report No:TT 455-10
ISBN No:978-1-77005-979-5
Authors:Du Toit D; Pollard S
Project Leader:du Toit D
Project No:K8/868
Originator:WRC
Organizations:The Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD)
Document Size:1 232 KB
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