Programme of Activities

IAHS Technical Tour: Kruger National Park

Arrive: 15 July 2017

Depart: 18 July 2017

Places available 20

The Kruger National Park is South Africa’s flagship conservation area where 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sights, in a semi-arid savanna landscape. The KNP offers a wildlife experience that ranks as one of the best in Africa. The KNP has also had a long history of freshwater management and research on both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem, which includes some long running water resources management and hydrological studies. This technical tour will allow the participants to get out into the bush, with a chance to see some of the Big 5 whilst visiting some of the long term hydrological monitoring sites. The tour will include the following activities:

15 July: Evening

1) Orientation & Talks:

Sabie & Crocodile River hydrology, river operations and socio-hydrology

16 July:

2. KNP Research Supersites (ephemeral Groundwater-Surface Water Interaction)
3. Skukuza Flux Tower (CO2, Water & Energy Fluxes)
Lunch – Field picnic
4. Long-Term Experimental Burn Plots (Pyro-hydrology)
Evening Free (depending on final accommodation location) – otherwise 5 minutes Bush Braai

17 July:

5. Long Term experimental exclosures (eco-hydrology)
Lunch – Nkhulu Picnic Spot
6. Afternoon river walk/game drive
Evening Free (depending on final accommodation location)