Qualitative assessment of municipal water resource management strategies under climate impacts: The case of the Northern Cape, South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Mukheibir, P
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T10:56:25Z
dc.date.issued 2007-07
dc.identifier.citation Water SA, 2007, 33 (4), pp. 575 - 581
dc.identifier.issn 0378-4738
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15315
dc.description.abstract This paper considers existing coping strategies in times of climate variability and proposes long- term strategies for dealing with future projected climate change and variability. A qualitative strategy assessment methodology is proposed and tested for climate conditions in the Northern Cape. The analysis of the results suggests that dry sanitation, education projects and tariff structures are identified as being the most useful strategies. Key factors which were perceived to inhibit the implementation of appropriate drought adaptation strategies are the lack of local capacity and the low financial resource base to cover the capital and running costs of most of the strategies. With the likelihood of increased future rainfall variability, it is important that planners and decision-makers take into account the effects of climate change and variability on water resources. In so doing, they need to adopt sustainable water supply and demand solutions for the longer term.
dc.language eng
dc.title Qualitative assessment of municipal water resource management strategies under climate impacts: The case of the Northern Cape, South Africa
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Water SA
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 33
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation South Africa en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 575 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 581 en_US
dc.cauo.name DVCRch.Institute for Sustainable Futures en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0907 Environmental Engineering
dc.personcode 112744
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Climate change
dc.description.keywords Climate variability
dc.description.keywords Northern Cape
dc.description.keywords Water resource management
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Research)
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Research)/Institute For Sustainable Futures
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
pubs.consider-herdc false
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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