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2011-01-21 | Peer Reviewed

Development of the South African Water Resource Classification System (WRCS): a tool towards the sustainable, equitable and efficient use of water resources

Dollar, E. S. J., Nicolson, C. R., Brown, C. A., Turpie, J. K., Joubert, A. R. Turton, A. R., Grobler, D. F., Pienaar, H. H., Ewart-Smith J. and Manyaka, S. M. 2010. Development of the South African Water Resource Classification System (WR
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This paper describes the development and rationale of a holistic and transparent approach for evaluating the ecological, social and economic trade-offs in water allocation in order to set the ecological Reserve (freshwater allocation) to aquatic ecosystems.