Resource Management Plans [all documents in PDF format]

This site provides access to online information relating to Resource Management Plans (RMPs) administered by the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF).

It is DWAF’s policy that water resources and government waterworks are managed, controlled, conserved, protected, developed and utilised for recreational purposes in a sustainable and equitable manner, where appropriate based on integrated water RMPs developed in association with stakeholders.  Without such plans it is difficult for informed decisions to be made, necessitating a precautionary approach to access, utilisation and development proposals.

Four main key performance areas are addressed in these plans, namely:

  • resource management;
  • utilisation management;
  • benefit flow management; and,
  • institutionalisation.

Zoning Plans were the forerunners to RMPs.  These plans were, however, traditionally applied only to State dams, were spatial and environmental in nature, often failing to consider economic and social issues, and lacked guidelines regarding institutionalisation, capacitation and empowerment for the implementation of these plans.

Zoning Plans

RMP Guidelines

RMPs underway

Final RMPs


Approved RMPs

SUBJECT

STATUS

Sustainable Utilisation Plan: Nandoni Dam, May 2003   [9.5 MB]

Approved May 2003

Sustainable Utilisation Plan: Lake Matsamo, South Africa, January 2004  [171 KB]

Approved January 2004

Sustainable Utilisation Plan: Lake Matsamo, South Africa, January 2004  [812 KB]

Approved February 2004

Sustainable Utilisation Plan: Lake Matsamo, Swaziland, January 2004  [810 KB]

Approved February 2004

Sustainable Utilisation Plan: Pongolapoort Dam, January 2006  [773 KB]

Approved January 2004

Sustainable Utilisation Plan: Vygeboom Dam, January 2004  [497 KB] Approved January 2004
Resource Management Plan:  Inyaka Dam, February 2007  [2.1 MB] Approved September 2007


RMP reviews

Contacts

Water Resources  

Sub-directorate Environment and Recreation
Tel:  012-336 8224
Fax:  012-336 6608
E-mail:  deb@dwaf.gov.za

Government Waterworks (State dams)  

Directorate Integrated Environmental Engineering
Tel:  012 336 8681
Fax:  086 215 1589
E-mail:  govenderm@dwa.gov.za

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