Manage resources for a capable ecology

South Africa is known for its rich diversity of aquatic ecosystems which include freshwater ecoregions, rivers, wetlands and estuaries within their catchments. Unfortunately, most of the high value aquatic ecological assets are poorly protected, as is evident by reports in deteriorating river systems, its tributaries and wetlands. Hands need to be On Deck to address strategies, programmes, and capacity to restore these hard working ecosystems which are severely under pressure to sustain and harness its value in the water value chain.


Environmental Management
Urban water cycle
Resource Economics
Acid Mine Drainage
Ecosystem Services
Climate Change
Water sensitive design
Water Footprint and virtual water
Decentralised systems
Planning for climate variation, flooding and drought
River restoration
Transboundary water management
Catchment management
Water-energy-food nexus

SDG Link

3 – Good health and well-being
6 – Clean water and sanitation
8 – Decent work and economic growth
9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure
10 – Reduced inequalities
11 – Sustainable cities and communities
12 – Responsible consumption & production
13 – Climate action
16 – Peace, justice and strong communities