Water SA is the WRC’s accredited scientific journal which contains original research articles and review articles on all aspects of water science, technology, engineering and policy. Water SA has been in publication since 1975 and includes articles from both local and international authors. The journal is issued quarterly (4 editions per year).

Since April 2005 Water SA has been published primarily as an e-journal. Please note that from the April 2015 issue onward the journal will no longer be printed.

Abstracts of all articles since 1975 are available in searchable PDF. The full articles from 1975-1997 are available as scanned PDF files and from 1998 onward as searchable PDF files.

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   Volume 44 2018
     No. 1 January
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Phytostabilization of metals by indigenous riparian vegetation

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/04/20

Author: Schachtschneider K; Chamier J; Somerset V


Modelling the effect of land use change on hydrological model parameters via linearized calibration method in the upstream of Huaihe River Basin, China

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/04/20

Author: Si W; Bao W; Qu S; Zhou M; Shi P; Yang X


Impacts of supplemental irrigation as a climate change adaptation strategy for maize production: a case of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/04/20

Author: Ndhleve S; Nakin MDV; Longo-Mbenza B


Historical rainfall trends in South Africa: 1921–2015

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/04/20

Author: Kruger AC; Nxumalo MP


Distribution and habitats of Burnupia trapezoidea (Boettger, 1910) (Gastropoda: Ancylidae) in South Africa

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/04/20

Author: De Kock KN; Wolmarans CT


Carbapenem-resistant bacteria in a secondary wastewater treatment plant

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/04/20

Author: Hrenovic J; Ganjto M; Goic-Barisic I


Calibration and testing of AquaCrop for selected sorghum genotypes

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/04/20

Author: Hadebe ST; Modi AT; Mabhaudhi T


Automated irrigation systems for wheat and tomato crops in arid regions

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/04/20

Author: Al-Ghobari HM; Mohammad FS; El Marazky MSA; Dewidar AZ


Aqueous solubility of Cr(VI) compounds in ferrochrome bag filter dust and the implications thereof

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/04/20

Author: Du Preez SP; Beukes JP; Van Dalen WPJ; Van Zyl PG; Paktunc D; Loock-Hattingh MM


Application of the activated sludge model to aerated lagoons

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/04/20

Author: Marais GvR; Ekama GA; Wentzel MC


A technological and economic exploration of phosphate recovery from centralised sewage treatment in a transitioning economy context

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/04/20

Author: Sikosana MKLN; Randall DG; Von Blottnitz H


Water use of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) in response to varying planting dates evaluated under rainfed conditions

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/01/30

Author: Hadebe ST; Mabhaudhi T; Modi AT


Water SA Reviewers 2016

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/01/30

Author: Sherwill T


Variability in chemistry of surface and soil waters of an evapotranspiration-dominated flood-pulsed wetland: solute processing in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/01/30

Author: Mosimane K; Struyf E; Gondwe MJ; Frings P; Van Pelt D; Wolski P; Schoelynck J; Schaller J; Conley DJ; Murray-Hudson M


The viability of domestic rainwater harvesting in the residential areas of the Liesbeek River Catchment, Cape Town

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/01/30

Author: Fisher-Jeffes L; Armitage NP; Carden K



The hidden hydrology of Groenvlei, a lacustrine wetland on the southern Cape coast of South Africa

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/01/30

Author: Parsons RP; Vermeulen PD


Quantifying the economic water savings benefit of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) control in the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/01/30

Author: Arp RS; Fraser GCG; Hill MP


Licence Removal of 17α-ethynylestradiol from aqueous solutions by a hybrid PAC/UF process

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/01/30

Author: Li Q; Ma X; Gao N; Chu W


Impact of temporary desiccation on the mobility of nutrients and metals from sediments of Loskop Reservoir, Olifants River

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/01/30

Author: Dabrowski J; Baldwin DS; Dabrowski JM; Hill L; Shadung J


Identifying potential surface water sampling sites for emerging chemical pollutants in Gauteng Province, South Africa

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/01/30

Author: Petersen F; Dabrowski JM; Forbes PBC


Hydrogeological modelling of the Atlantis aquifer for management support to the Atlantis Water Supply Scheme

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/01/30

Author: Jovanovic N; Bugan RDH; Tredoux G; Israel S; Bishop R; Marinus V


Generation of reactive oxygen species in relevant cell lines as a bio-indicator of oxidative effects caused by acid mine water

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/01/30

Author: Iji OT; Serem JC; Bester MJ; Venter EA; Myburgh JG; McGaw LJ


Effects of land use change on streamflow and stream water quality of a coastal catchment

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/01/30

Author: Petersen CR; Jovanovic NZ; Le Maitre DC; Grenfell MC


Coagulation efficiency of Dicerocaryum eriocarpum (DE) plant

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/01/30

Author: Odiyo JO; Bassey OJ; Ochieng A; Chimuka L


Circulation induced by diffused aeration in a shallow lake

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/01/30

Author: Ton├® AJA; Pacheco CHA; Lima Neto IE


An analysis of the productivity and technical efficiency of smallholder irrigation in Ethiopia

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/01/30

Author: Makombe G; Namara RE; Awulachew SB; Hagos F; Ayana M; Kanjere M


A new distribution record of Chambardia wahlbergi (Krauss, 1848) (Bivalvia: Iridinidae) and Unio caffer (Krauss, 1848)(Bivalvia: Unionidae) in South Africa

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/01/30

Author: De Kock KN; Wolmarans CT; Erasmus JH; Lubbe E; Strauss HM; Van Niekerk GL


‘Irrigation by night’ in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/01/30

Author: Van der Horst B; Hebinck P


Metal concentrations in intertidal water and surface sediment along the west coast of the Cape Peninsula, Cape Town, South Africa

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/01/30

Author: Sparks C; Odendaal J; Snyman R



Water insecurity, illness and other factors of everyday life: A case study from Choma District, Southern Province, Zambia

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2018/10/31

Author: Marcantonio RA


Theoretical solution for analysis and design of hydraulic jump on corrugated bed

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2018/10/31

Author: Mohammadzadeh-Habili J; Honar T


The Pongola Floodplain, South Africa –Part 2: Holistic environmental flows assessment

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2018/10/31

Author: Brown C; Joubert A; Tlou T; Birkhead A; Marneweck G; Paxton B; Singh A


The Pongola Floodplain, South Africa –Part 1: Two-dimensional hydrodynamic modelling in support of an environmental flows assessment

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2018/10/31

Author: Birkhead AL; Brown CA; Joubert AR; Singh A; Tlou T


Natural organic matter in aquatic systems – a South African perspective

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2018/10/31

Author: Chaukura N; Ndlangamandla NG; Moyo W; Msagati TAM; Mamba BB; Nkambule TTI


Monitoring water use efficiency of irrigated sugarcane production in Mpumalanga, South Africa, using SEBALA Singels

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2018/10/31

Author: Singels A; Jarmain C; Bastidas-Obando E; Olivier FC; Paraskevopoulos AL



Mapping of water-related ecosystem services in the uMngeni catchment using a daily time-step hydrological model for prioritisation of ecological infrastructure investment – Part 2: Outputs

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2018/10/31

Author: Hughes CJ; De Winnaar G; Schulze RE; Mander M; Jewitt GPW


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