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Show simple item record Roux, DJ en_US Kleynhans, CJ en_US Thirion, C en_US Hill, Liesl en_US Engelbrecht, JS en_US Deacon, AR en_US Kemper, NP en_US 2007-03-26T13:52:59Z en_US 2007-06-07T10:09:13Z 2007-03-26T13:52:59Z en_US 2007-06-07T10:09:13Z en_US 1999-10 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Roux, DJ, et al. 1999. Adaptive assessment and management of riverine ecosystems: the Crocodile/Elands River case study. Water SA, vol. 25(4), pp 501-511 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0378-4738 en_US
dc.identifier.uri en_US
dc.description.abstract The River Health Programme (RHP) is being designed to generate information regarding the ecological state of riverine ecosystems in South Africa. An adaptive assessment and management procedure is suggested as a means of linking the monitoring outcomes of the RHP with water resource management decisions. The potential of such a procedure is demonstrated, using data that have been collected, through the pilot application of the RHP, on the Crocodile and Elands Rivers, Mpumalanga. In order to assess the collected data relative to a reference state, homogeneous river segments were identified. Each segment was classified in terms of its relative ecological integrity, based on three biological indicators (fish, benthic invertebrates, riparian vegetation). These assessments of current integrity were compared with management goals and quality objectives for the respective river segments. Finally, river segments were ranked in terms of priority for receiving management attention, and an example is given of formulating appropriate management actions for addressing a high priority need. The systematic following of the step-wise procedure would facilitate and formalise the linking of data collection and assessment, the setting of management goals and quantifiable objectives, the selection of management options, and the monitoring of responses to chosen management actions. en_US
dc.format.extent 126155 bytes en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Water Research Commission en_US
dc.rights Copyright: 1999 Water Research Commission en_US
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dc.subject Riverine ecosystems en_US
dc.subject River health programme en_US
dc.subject Water resource management en_US
dc.subject Aquatic ecosystems procedure en_US
dc.subject Ecosystem assessment en_US
dc.subject Managing ecosystem en_US
dc.subject Mpumalanga rivers en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Water resources en_US
dc.title Adaptive assessment and management of riverine ecosystems: the Crocodile/Elands River case study en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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