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Show simple item record Ashton, PJ Maaren, H McKenzie, RS Orpen, WRG Pitman, W Rooseboom, A Schulze, RE Van Rooyen, PG Van Vuuren, SJ 2007-06-12T07:28:07Z 2007-06-12T07:28:07Z 1999-06
dc.identifier.citation Ashton, PJ, et al. 1999. Hydrological science in South Africa: 1995-1998. South African Journal of Science, vol. 95, 7 June, pp 259-268 en
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2353
dc.description Copyright: 1999 Bureau Scientific Publishers en
dc.description.abstract This paper presents recent progress in the hydrological sciences in South Africa as reported to the International Association of Hydrological Sciences on a 4-year basis. It covers hydrology in its broadest sense, in terms of water quantity and quality, surface and groundwater, from both a scientific and a water management perspective. Water is South Africa’s most precious natural resource. Ground- water resources are relatively meagre; therefore South Africa’s major water supplies are and will always be derived mainly from surface water. The erratic flow regime of most South Africa’s rivers has led to the construction of dams so as to harness the water resources. Growth in reservoir constructions was rapid in the second half of the 20th century. In 1950 total storage capacity was about 3 billion cubic metres, and this has since grown tenfold to the present figure of 30 billion cubic metres. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Bureau Scientific Publishers en
dc.subject Water resources en
dc.subject National water Act en
dc.subject Land management en
dc.subject Hydrological sciences en
dc.subject Surface water en
dc.subject Groundwater en
dc.subject Water resources systems analysis en
dc.subject Water quality en
dc.subject Sediment transport en
dc.subject Remote sensing en
dc.subject Atmospheric-soil-vegetation interaction en
dc.subject CSIR en
dc.title Hydrological science in South Africa: 1995-1998 en
dc.type Article en

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