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WATER RESOURCES ASSESSMENTS

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Water Availability Assessment for the Lunsemfwa Catchment

In this project an analysis was performed to determine if there was enough water to support an irrigation scheme in the upper Lunsemfwa Catchment in Zambia. The project was being developed by Nordzuker. The analysis yielded significant impacts on downstream users including the Lunsemfwa hydropower scheme and infrastructure interventions to ameliorate yield impacts were considered too expensive to support the irrigation water requirements.

Client

Country

Duration

Imagen Consulting Ltd./ Nordzuker

Zimbabwe

2014 - 2015

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Initial water quality impact assessment of the extensions to the Maputo Water Treatment Works on the Mbuluzi river

Initial water quality impact assessment of the extensions to the Maputo Water Treatment Works on the Mbuluzi river

Client

Country

Duration

Impacto/Maputo Water Treatment Works

South Africa

2008 - 2008

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Annual Operating Analysis Letaba River Catchment

Full annual operating analysis for the Letaba catchment looking at water availability short term for drought management conditions using a water resources modelling framework. Comparing several models for the application in South Africa.

Client

Country

Duration

Letaba River Catchment

South Africa

2005 - 2006

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Implementation phase: Framework for the Development of a Formal Classification System for Water Resources, for the DWAF: RDM

In this project a framework was set in place to develop a classification system for RDM based on the National Water Act of 1998. The system was established, and the framework used to inform later work on the development of an generic framework for the classification of Water Resources in South Africa.

Client

Country

Duration

DWAF: Resource Directed Measures

South Africa

2004 - 2005

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Inception phase: Framework for the Development of a Formal Classification System for Water Resources, for the DWAF: RDM

Researched and development of a Classification System for water resources in South Africa. This framework system was developed for implementation based on current literature and the National Water Act of 1998. A risk-based classification was developed that balanced the need to implement the reserve against environmental impacts and impacts on Water Users.

Client

Country

Duration

DWAF: Resource Directed Measures

South Africa

2003 - 2004

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Assessing the hydro-institutional options available to license water use activities, with a particular focus on irrigation and forestry licenses, using the Mike Basin Water Resources Planning Model

Looking at specific options related the hydrological and water resources implementations. Assessing the feasibility of different licensing conditions and the practically of implementing these systems in an operational framework.

Client

Country

Duration

Water Research Commission (WRC)

South Africa

2003 - 2003

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The development of a computerized system for auditing real time historical water use from large reservoirs in order to promote the efficiency of water use from the reservoirs (WRC)

Developed a system which was used to setup different institutional arrangements in a reservoir. These included user specific curtailments and water banking. The system was then used to test specific institutional arrangements from a human behaviour and resource economics perspective.

Client

Country

Duration

Water Research Commission (WRC)

South Africa

2002 - 2004

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Scoping exercise of the Usuthu-Mhlathuze Water Management Area (WMA) on behalf of the DWAF Strategic Environmental Assessment Team.

Perform an initial high level scoping exercise for the Usuthu-Mhlathuze WMA. This included the collection of GIS and water related data such as weirs and flow records, rainfall information and various other biophysical indicators to include in an initial report.

Client

Country

Duration

DWAF

South Africa

2001 - 2001