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Planning for groundwater in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Maherry, A
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-06T10:10:40Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-06T10:10:40Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-01
dc.identifier.citation Maherry, A. 2010. Planning for groundwater in South Africa. CSIR 3rd Biennial Conference 2010. Science Real and Relevant. CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa, 30 August – 01 September 2010, pp 1 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4332
dc.description CSIR 3rd Biennial Conference 2010. Science Real and Relevant. CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa, 30 August – 01 September 2010 en
dc.description.abstract Ecosystems that rely on groundwater as a water source have a natural and inherent resilience to climate change. Under natural conditions aquifers are stable water sources – in fact, ecosystems reliant on groundwater are literally the refuge vegetation from previous climate changes. However, this time round, groundwater dependent ecosystems are more vulnerable to climate change as groundwater is no longer a stable water resource as a result of anthropogenic impacts. As groundwater is a hidden resource, the impact of pollution is only noticed when it discharges above surface. For these reasons groundwater is essential but difficult to plan for. Traditionally, groundwater has not been incorporated into conservation planning because of the complex nature and lack of integration en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher CSIR en
dc.subject Groundwater en
dc.subject Ecosystems en
dc.subject Water sources en
dc.subject Climate change en
dc.subject CSIR Conference 2010 en
dc.title Planning for groundwater in South Africa en
dc.type Conference Presentation en


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