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Optimized monitoring of groundwater – surface water – atmospheric parameters for enhanced decision-making at a local scale
Expanded Title:This research project provided new insight into the importance of establishing and maintaining sound water monitoring programmes in our catchments. The importance of monitoring the whole water cycle was particularly highlighted. This includes integration of all environmental compartments, namely groundwater, surface water, unsaturated zone and atmospheric measurements. The aims of the project were achieved through the development of an integrated catchment management (ICM) mind map. The ICM mind map is meant to answer the key question: “What does a catchment manager need?” The ICM mind map provides guidelines on the minimum monitoring requirements (e.g. type of variables, space and time frequency, etc.) in order to obtain a meaningful amount of data for a specific monitoring objective. The main target users are Catchment Management Agencies (CMAs), but also government departments, private practitioners and water users, as well as research institutions.
Date Published:01/06/2011
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Water Resource Management/IWRM - Catchment Management
Document Keywords:Ground Water
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Standard
WRC Report No:1846/1/11
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0125-9
Authors:Jovanovic N; Israel S; Petersen C; Bugan RDH; Tredoux G; de Clercq WP; Vermeulen T; Rose R; Conrad J; Demlie M
Project No:K5/1846
Organizations:CSIR Natural Resources and the Environment; Department of Soil Science, University of Stellenbosch; GEOSS - Geohydrological and Spatial Solutions; University of Kwazulu Natal
Document Size:8 127 KB
Attachments:table of contents for 1846.pdf
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