Sustainable water management for resilience to climate change impact on society in South Africa (SUWAM)

Sustainable water management for resilience to climate change impact on society in South Africa (SUWAM)

The report presents the key findings from the project Sustainable water management for resilience to climate change impact on society in South Africa. The project was carried out as a collaboration between SINTEF and Stellenbosch University, with Hessequa Municipality as a partner. The project was funded as a 3-year research project by the Norwegian Research Council and the Research Council of South Africa under the SANCOOP programme. The overarching project objective was to enhance resilience to climate change impacts {CCI) on society. The chosen perspective is the water sector and impacts caused by changes in water related ecosystem services (ESS) and effects on man-made water cycle services (WCS). Results from the project are reported in five papers, one for each of the sub-chapters of chapter 2 in this report. Two MSc students, one at Stellenbosch and one at NTNU, were associated with the project and provided valuable results that have been included in the papers from the project. The research team has worked in dose collaboration with Hessequa Municipality during visits to Riversdale and gratefully acknowledges the contributions from Hessequa Municipality.

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