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Implementation of Strategic Adaptive Management for freshwater protection under the South African national water policy
Expanded Title:Water resource management is becoming complex, requiring an adaptive, learning-by-doing approach and the rivers of the Kruger National Park are no exception. This research aimed to consolidate SAM process, widely used in SANParks, for freshwater management in the KNP, focusing on the flow compoment of the ecological reserve. The Rapid-Response-System developed during this work consisted of the defining of ‘worry levels’, each of which requires defined actions and a management log detailing actions taken and their outcomes, information essential for the evaluation phase of the SAM model, enabling refinement of the model over time. Outcomes of the project include detailed documentation of TPC development, application, assessment and refinement occurring within the KNP river SAM system over the past decade and in particular over the project period 2008 – 2011. A number of feedback processes, an important component of SAM, are described in the case studies of the Crocodile (East) and Groot Letaba. Future research needs are detailed.
Date Published:01/10/2011
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Water Resource Management/IWRM - Planning and development, Ecosystem - Biomonitoring
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Standard
WRC Report No:1797/1/11
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0171-6
Authors:McLoughlin C; MacKenzie J; Rowntree M; Grant R
Project No:K5/1797
Organizations:SANParks, Skukuza; BioRiver Solutions Johannesburg; Fluvius Environmental Consultants, Cape Town
Document Size:14 334 KB
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