The Need And Context For A Real Time Dss To Serve The Stakeholders Of The Crocodile, Bj, 06 10 2009


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The Need And Context For A Real Time Dss To Serve The Stakeholders Of The Crocodile, Bj, 06 10 2009

  1. 1. The Need & Context for a Real Time Operations DSS to serve the stakeholders of the Crocodile: Purpose and Role Brian Jackson
  2. 2. <ul><li>Constitution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>right to have access to sufficient water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The state must take reasonable legislative and other measures to Progressively Realise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Water Act Guiding Principles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>protect our water resources from being exploited; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ensure that there is enough water for social and economic development; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and ensure there is enough water for the future </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. National Water Resources Strategy <ul><li>Achieve reform in equity, efficiency and sustainability through proper management of national water resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Policies and Programmes : Water Allocation Reform, Compulsory Licensing, Strategic Allocations etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>By protection, use, development, conservation and regulation of national water resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Policies: The Reserve, Water for Growth and Development, WC/DM, Institutional reform e.g. Water User Associations; Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And by participatory management at the river catchment level (through the ICMA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivery to and with stakeholders (Implementation) in the context of above policies </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Initial Functions of ICMA <ul><li>Investigate, and advise all interested parties. </li></ul><ul><li>Co-ordinate activities of water users. </li></ul><ul><li>Co-ordinate implementation of Water Services Development Plans. </li></ul><ul><li>Catchment Management Strategy development and implementation . </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure Community participation. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Strategic Adaptive Management <ul><li>An overarching process in Legislation, Strategies etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to deliver on SA Water Act requirements </li></ul><ul><li>ICMA is implementing SAM: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Planning 2. Objective setting 3. Decision Making 4. Implementation 5. Monitoring 6. Review & feedback </li></ul></ul>This project
  6. 6. VALUES/ PRINCIPLES Vital system attributes Determinants, threats, constraints Evaluate attributes Objectives Projects Improved Equity, Efficiency, Sustainability VISION CONTEXT The decision making environment Understanding the “STEEP” system to be managed STEEP = Social, Technical Economic, Environmental, Political How we get to where we want to go! Objectives: Enhance vital attributes and determinants Overcome constraints and threats Projects Integrated and participative WRM activities aimed at critical needs and incremental achievement of National Water Reform
  7. 7. SAM: ICMA <ul><li>Why SAM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptive Planning Process focused on what can be done within our initial functions to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>best support DWAF’s objectives as well as allowing the ICMA to gain credibility and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>meet some of the expectations of the Stakeholders. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resulted in identified Priority Projects for Implementation using these principles: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Involve and deliver to stakeholders </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Capitalise on existing expertise/champions/resource </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>step beyond current restraints and “do it!” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quick impact long shelf life </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Delivers to as many National objectives as possible </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Priority Projects ID <ul><li>Integrated and participative WRM activities aimed at critical needs and incremental achievement of National Water Reform (Achievable under resource constraints) </li></ul><ul><li>Project 1: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated Crocodile River Management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project 2: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating an adaptive information and decision network to ensure delivery of the Ecological Reserve to the Kruger National Park. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project 3: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperative Programme for Municipal WWTW Compliance and Empowerment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Projects will be integrated for prototyping on Crocodile River and learning/skills to be transferred to other rivers as resources permit </li></ul>
  9. 9. Why Crocodile River <ul><li>The Crocodile is the most stressed river with a wide range of pressing problems </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for successful operations given the levels of ability within the Stakeholders currently operating the river, given consensus. </li></ul><ul><li>The Komati already has an operations Forum. </li></ul><ul><li>The Sabie is not as stressed. Future Plan </li></ul>
  10. 10. Why Operations <ul><li>DWA DSS requires Implementation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation implies procedures & processes for decision making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICMA believes the CROC and its link to CRF is the key to successful implementation of not only the DSS but all National and international Water related Policies and Programmes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reserve, International obligations, WAR… </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditionally gap between planning and operations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This DWA Project Links Planning and operating tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICMA supports this concept and want it to work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operations is the real nitty gritty of implementation </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. ICMA Preparations <ul><li>ICMA will operate the DSS & CROC on an agency basis to assist DWA </li></ul><ul><li>ICMA has accepted this responsibility and initiated implementation by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prioritisation of Project in Adaptive Planning Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchasing the software and hardware to run the DSS. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Space to host the web site and email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquiring the part time services of a hydrologist to assist in running the models. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Undergoing training on the software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commenced Marketing and Participation Strategies </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Feedback <ul><li>Busy with Calibrations and adjustments to DSS </li></ul><ul><li>Presenting models and possible outputs to CROC for comments and feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Revised model outputs will then be presented at the next CROC </li></ul><ul><li>Models set up with best available data. Gaps exist and the CROC must advise on priorities for data improvements in future </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback can be verbal or written and should be with the ICMA by the end of October to: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] or [email_address] . </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>This is an opportunity to successfully implement a sophisticated decision support systems and to put the Crocodile River Catchment in the forefront of Integrated Water Resources Management in RSA . </li></ul><ul><li>Lets come together to make it work </li></ul>