Figure 1: The Upper Kinyeti River Watershed, South Sudan.

An assessment for improved water management of the Upper Imatong Mountain Watershed, South Sudan

Project: An assessment of water vulnerabilities and opportunities to build resilience through improved water management of the Upper Imatong Mountain Watershed, Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan. This short project aims to identify major impacts to hydrological systems in the Upper Kinyeti River watershed brought about through land use changes in the catchment, and then identify…

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Environmental Water Requirements of the Senqu River: Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase ll

    The Institute of Natural Resources (NPC) has been contracted by the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) to undertake a baseline study and environmental water requirements assessment of the Senqu River, down-stream of the planned Polihali Dam on the Senqu River in the Lesotho Highlands.   In essence this project includes the following: Baseline…

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How Mbongolwane wetland natural resources can benefit society

The Mbongolwane wetland ecosystem, and its associated ecosystem services, holds great potential to generate economic benefits that can contribute to development of the local communities and broader society. However to date, previous efforts have had little success in generating meaningful economic benefits based on the sustainable utilisation of these ecosystem services. This project is applying…

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Agro-Ecology: Investigating Micro-catchment Rainwater Harvesting and Conservation

The INR is currently involved in the implementation of a Water Research Commission (WRC) funded project investigating Micro-catchment (in-field) Rainwater Harvesting and Conservation. The INR agro-ecology team is implementing this research in the Eastern Cape (Tsolo) and in KwaZulu-Natal (Msinga). Climate change models forecast an increasing variability in the distribution and intensity or rainfall in South…