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 NWRS: 2012
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Discuss all General issues around the new National Water Resources Strategy here.
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3/31/2016 4:15 AM
by Motard
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Chapter 1: Introduction
This document presents a summary of the second edition of the National Water Resources Strategy (NWRS-2), as required under the National Water Act (Act 36 of 1998). The first edition of the (NWRS-1) was published in 2004 and set out the ‘blueprint’ for water resources management in the country for the first time.
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8/24/2012 12:35 AM
by John
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Chapter 2: Understanding Water Resources
Effective water resources management is dependent on all water users and water managers playing their part. Government alone cannot do it.
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11/3/2015 3:47 AM
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Chapter 3: Water Management Issues
Apart from the quantitative and qualitative pressures on its physical dimensions, water demand is also growing due to the broadening perspective of water and its ecological, ethical, and cultural roles.
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3/11/2016 4:01 AM
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Chapter 4: Contribution of Water to the South African Economy
The reliable supply of water in sufficient quantities and required quality is a crucial input to economic growth and job creation.
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6/6/2016 4:37 PM
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Chapter 5: There is potentially sufficient water available for development
To date, South Africa’s water security has mainly been reliant on surface (fresh) water and its development. Based on water reconciliation studies, it is clear that surface water availability and its remaining development potential will be insufficient to support the growing economy and associated needs in full. Surface water development potential only exists in a limited few water management areas, whilst serious challenges remain in the majority of water management areas.
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6/6/2016 4:40 PM
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Chapter 6: Water Economics and Allocation Priorities
One of the principles that informed the White Paper on a National Water Policy states that the objective for management of water resources is “to achieve optimum, long term, environmentally sustainable social and economic benefit for society from their use.”
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6/5/2016 4:00 PM
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Chapter 7: Enhanced Water Governance and Developmental Water Management
The core objective of this strategy is to introduce, facilitate and lead South Africa into a new era of smarter and Developmental Water Management.
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11/19/2012 4:31 AM
by Anet
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Chapter 8: Making it happen - The Core Water Strategies
The core strategies cover four specific business areas, consisting of socio-economic, functional management, tactical, and governance strategies, each setting a different dimension to developmental water management.
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Chapter 9: Key Strategic Actions
Arising from the core strategies, the following have been identified as key strategic actions that must be undertaken across the water sector and related sectors in the next five years. The actions will involve and be driven by a range of players across the spectrum, not just DWA, although DWA, as sector leader, will play a critical role in driving and co-ordinating many of the actions, and monitoring implementation.
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Chapter 10: Revising the Water Management Area Boundaries
To facilitate effective and pro-active investment in both water infrastructure and water management, DWA has already initiated the development of a comprehensive investment framework and strategy. The objective of the investment framework and strategy is to inform budgeting and integrated planning for water infrastructure and management. A key element is the application of the life-cycle approach, which includes all costs from planning to construction and sustainable management, as well as financing and management costs.
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Chapter 11: Water Resource Information
In terms of the requirements of the NWA, the NWRS must contain estimates of present and future water requirements; state the total quantity of water available within each water management area; and state water management area surpluses or deficits.
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3/11/2016 4:05 AM
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Chapter 12: Implementing the NWRS-2
Many of the challenges faced in the water sector arise are related to poor implementation of good policies and strategies. An important question, therefore, is how to ensure implementation of the NWRS-2.
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Chapter 13: The New Paradigm - Key Elements
There are several key elements to the NWRS-2 that are critical in the implementation of a new paradigm for water management. Firstly, the new paradigm is value driven, and driven by the concept of Developmental Water Management, as defined in Chapter 5.
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Chapter 14: Support Strategies
A number of technical and enabling strategies that will guide the implementation of overarching core strategies and associated key strategic actions support the NWRS 2. These technical and enabling strategies respond to the various concerns identified from the water perspective for South Africa.
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9/25/2015 12:41 AM
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