Current Research Projects

Current Research Projects

  • Further Development and Assessment of an Integrated Water Resources Accounting Methodology for South Africa

  • Developing water related climate change adaptation options to support implementation of policy and strategies for Water for Growth and Development

  • Establishment of a more robust observation network to improve understanding of global change in the sensitive and critical water supply area of the Drakensberg

  • Investigation into Pollution from Onsite Dry Sanitation Systems

  • Lessons Learnt from the Establishment of Catchment Management Agencies in South Africa

  • Surface water, groundwater and vadose zone interactions in selected pristine catchments in the Kruger National Park

  • The longterm impact of Acacia mearnsii trees on evaporation, streamflow, low flows and groundwater resources. Phase II: Understanding the controlling environmental variables and soil water processes over a full crop rotation

  • uMngeni Ecological Infrastructure Partnership

  • Updating Design Flood Estimation Methods for South Africa

  • Validation of the forcing variables (evaporation and soil moisture) in hydrometeorogical models

  • Water Harvesting Technologies Revisited (WHaTeR)

  • Water use efficiency of irrigated agricultural crops determined with satellite imagery

  • Water use of cropping systems adapted to bio-climatic regions in South Africa and suitable for bio-fuel production

  • UMFULA: UNCERTAINTY REDUCTION IN MODELS FOR UNDERSTANDING DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS – under the Future Climate for Africa projects funded by NERC