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, Pierre en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T10:56:25Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T10:56:25Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2010003487 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mukheibir Pierre 2007, 'Qualitative assessment of municipal water resource management strategies under climate impacts: the case of the Northern Cape, South Africa', Water Research Commission, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 575-581. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1816-7950 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Water Research Commission en_US
dc.title Qualitative assessment of municipal water resource management strategies under climate impacts: the case of the Northern Cape, South Africa en_US
dc.parent Water SA en_US
dc.journal.volume 33 en_US
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 090700 en_US
dc.personcode 112744 en_US
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, climate variability, water resource management, Northern Cap en_US
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dc.staffid 112744 en_US


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