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
Adaptive Planning Process focused on what can be done within our initial functions to:
best support DWAF’s objectives as well as allowing the ICMA to gain credibility and
meet some of the expectations of the Stakeholders.
Resulted in identified Priority Projects for Implementation using these principles:
Involve and deliver to stakeholders
Capitalise on existing expertise/champions/resource
step beyond current restraints and “do it!”
Quick impact long shelf life
Delivers to as many National objectives as possible
Priority Projects ID
Integrated and participative WRM activities aimed at critical needs and incremental achievement of National Water Reform (Achievable under resource constraints)
Integrated Crocodile River Management
Creating an adaptive information and decision network to ensure delivery of the Ecological Reserve to the Kruger National Park.
Cooperative Programme for Municipal WWTW Compliance and Empowerment
Projects will be integrated for prototyping on Crocodile River and learning/skills to be transferred to other rivers as resources permit
Why Crocodile River
The Crocodile is the most stressed river with a wide range of pressing problems
Potential for successful operations given the levels of ability within the Stakeholders currently operating the river, given consensus.
The Komati already has an operations Forum.
The Sabie is not as stressed. Future Plan
DWA DSS requires Implementation
Implementation implies procedures & processes for decision making
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.
Reserve, International obligations, WAR…
Traditionally gap between planning and operations.
This DWA Project Links Planning and operating tools
ICMA supports this concept and want it to work.
Operations is the real nitty gritty of implementation
ICMA will operate the DSS & CROC on an agency basis to assist DWA
ICMA has accepted this responsibility and initiated implementation by:
Prioritisation of Project in Adaptive Planning Process
Purchasing the software and hardware to run the DSS.
Internet Space to host the web site and email
Acquiring the part time services of a hydrologist to assist in running the models.
Undergoing training on the software
Commenced Marketing and Participation Strategies
Busy with Calibrations and adjustments to DSS
Presenting models and possible outputs to CROC for comments and feedback
Revised model outputs will then be presented at the next CROC
Models set up with best available data. Gaps exist and the CROC must advise on priorities for data improvements in future
Feedback can be verbal or written and should be with the ICMA by the end of October to:
[email_address] or [email_address] .
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 .