|Expanded Title:||Three main branches of research into wetlands were identified during a workshop held in early 2002, wetland rehabilitation, wetland health and integrity and wise use of wetlands.
The wetland rehabilitation was prioritised for two reasons. Firstly, it is estimated that South Africa has lost approximately 50% of its wetlands, and wetlands are increasingly being recognised as providing valuable services. And secondly, there has been substantial government expenditure on wetland rehabilitation through the Working for Wetlands project, which is linked to the Expanded Public Works Programme. This project was co-funded by Working for Wetlands to 50% of the budget.
The main objectives were: The project leader must help to make this objectives meaningful.
• Prioritisation of wetland areas for conservation and rehabilitation
• System rehabilitation
• Methodologies for rehabilitation (what about them???) Improve or develop???
• Synergy with other programmes (establish ??)
• Institutional arrangements (establish or strengthen??)
• Performance auditing
These have been addressed in a series of 10 reports, and the titles and a brief overview of the contents of each are given below:
1. TT WET-RoadMap: A Guide to the Wetland Management Series
2. TT334/09 WET-Origins: Controls on the Distribution and Dynamics of Wetlands in South Africa
3. TT335/09 WET-Management Review: The Impact of Natural Resource Management Programmes on Wetlands in South Africa
4. TT336/09 WET-RehabPlan: Guidelines for planning Wetland Rehabilitation in South Africa
5. TT337/09 WET-Prioritise: Guidelines for prioritizing Wetlands at National, Regional and Local Scales
6. TT338/09 WET-Legal: Wetland Rehabilitation and the Law in South Africa
7. TT339/09 WET-EcoServices: A Technique for Rapidly Assessing Ecosystem Services Supplied by Wetlands
8. TT340/09 WET-Health: A Technique for Rapidly Assessing WET-Health
9. TT341/09 WET-RehabMethods: National Guidelines and Methods for Wetland Rehabilitation
10. TT342/09 WET-RehabEvaluate: A Manual for the Performance Evaluation of Wetland Rehabilitation Projects
This series of documents provides all the information that is needed for the rehabilitation of wetlands, consultants or for private land
owners who wish to monitor the state of , and / or rehabilitate, wetlands on their property, or for use by programmes such as Working for Wetlands.
|Document Type:||Research Report
|Document Subjects:||Ecosystem - Biodiversity protection, Ecosystem - Alien Species, Ecosystem - Invertebrates
|Document File Type:||pdf
|Research Report Type:||Technical
|WRC Report No:||TT 340/09
|ISBN Set No:||978-1-77005-631-2
|Authors:||Macfarlane D; Kotze D; Ellery W; Koopman V; Goodman PS; Goge M; Walters D
|Project Leader:||Macfarlane D
|Document Size:||6 499 KB
|Attachments:||Summary of WET-Health TT 340-09.pdf
TABLE OF CONTENT TT 340.pdf
WET-RehabMethods national guidelines and methods for wetland rehabilitation
WET-RehabEvaluate Guidelines for monitoring and evaluating wetland rehabilitation projects