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Research Opportunities & ToRs

2017 CALL FOR PROPOSALS ANNOUNCEMENT

WRC Call for Proposals for Projects Commencing on 1st April 2018

The WRC hereby announces its annual call for proposals for the financial year commencing on 1 April 2018. The WRC's financial year extends from 1 April to 31 March. All annual project budgets will be required to coincide with this financial year period although start and end dates of contracts are flexible within a financial year. Proposals in response to the Open Call can be submitted on-line from 1 May 2017. Proposals in response to the Directed Call and associated terms of reference will be opened on the web as they become available. The on-line submission system for Directed projects will open on 1 June 2017.

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 AD HOC CALL FOR DIRECTED PROPOSAL

TITLES FOR AD HOC DIRECTED PROJECTS KSA 1&2: WATER RESOURCES AND ECOSYSTEMS
THRUST 4: ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND ADAPTATION
Programme 2: Climate change and variability
TOR1009145:
A National Assessment of Potential Climate Change Impacts on the Hydrological Yield of Different Hydro-Climatic Zones of South Africa 
Contact Person: Dr Brilliant Petja  (brilliantp@wrc.org.za)
CLOSING DATE : 30 JULY 2017


GENERAL CALL FOR DIRECTED PROPOSALS TO START 1 APRIL 2018
CLOSING DATE : 31 JULY 2017

The system is now open for submissions of Directed Proposals as from 1 June 2017.

TITLES FOR PLANNED DIRECTED PROJECTS KSA 1&2: WATER RESOURCES AND ECOSYSTEMS

THRUST 4: ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND ADAPTATION
Programme 2: Climate change and variability
TOR1009120:
Impacts of climate change in determining the ecological reserve

TITLES FOR PLANNED DIRECTED PROJECTS KSA 3: WATER USE AND WASTE MANAGEMENT

THRUST 3: SUSTAINABLE MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER AND SANITATION
Programme 5: Sanitation Technology and Innovations
TOR1009122:
Sanitation at the workplace – evaluating existing sanitation infrastructure at public, commercial, mining and industrial workplaces
TOR1009121: Country-Wide Shit-Flow Diagram: Establishing National Excreta Flows in South Africa

THRUST 4: SUSTAINABLE AND INTEGRATED INDUSTRIAL WATER MANAGEMENT
Programme 3: Quantification, Prediction and Minimization of Water Use and Waste Production
TOR1009123: Natsurv 19: Water and wastewater management in the fruit and vegetable processing industry (Edition 2)
TOR1009127: Natsurv 16: Water and wastewater management in the power generating industry (Edition 2)

THRUST 5: Mine Water Treatment and Management
Programme 2: Regulatory, management and institutional arrangements
TOR1009124:
Best practice guide for attaining regulatory approval of irrigation as a large scale, sustainable use of mine water

TITLES FOR PLANNED DIRECTED PROJECTS KSA 4: WATER UTILISATION IN AGRICULTURE

THRUST 1: Water utilisation for food, forage and fibre production 
Programme 1: Water-efficient production methods in relation to soils, crops and technology in rain-fed and irrigated agriculture
TOR1009119:
Quantifying water use of mature Pecan Nut trees and orchards in selected irrigation areas of Northern Cape
TOR1009118: Investigating the potential of fixed and draped netting technology for increasing water use productivity and water savings in full bearing apple orchards under micro-irrigation 

 
SPECIAL DIRECTED TORs 

Responsible RM – Wandile Nomquphu wandilen@wrc.org.za
Responsible PA – Penny Jaca pennyj@wrc.org.za (for all administrative queries)
Important note: Project needs to start 1 November
Call will be open from today 05 June 2017 until 30 July 2017. 

TITLES FOR SPECIAL DIRECTED PROJECTS KSA 1: WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

THRUST 2: Water resource assessment and planning
Programme 2: Hydrology: surface water and groundwater
TOR1009136
: The expansion of knowledge on evapotranspiration and stream flow reduction of different clones/hybrids to improve the water use estimation of SFRA species (i.e. Pinus, Eucalyptus, and Wattle species
TOR1009138:Quantification of the evapotranspiration and Stream Flow Reduction caused by Bamboo species on water resources in South Africa
TOR1009139: Cost benefit analysis of implementing buffers for watercourses and improved management of floodplains planted with sugarcane

 

 
 
 
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