Perceptions of the impacts of artificial flood releases on the general use of the natural resources of the Pongolo River floodplain, South Africa.

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dc.contributor.advisor Jaganyi, Joan.
dc.creator Salagae, Modukanele Alloycius.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-19T11:12:07Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-19T11:12:07Z
dc.date.created 2007
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10413/331
dc.description Thesis (M.Env.Dev.) - University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 2007. en_US
dc.description.abstract A social survey of the communities living adjacent to the Pongolo river floodplain was carried out, in order to understand the perceptions of the impact of artificial flood releases on the general use of natural resources of Pongolo floodplain in terms of: general resource use, stream flow, water quality and subsistence agriculture. The results show that floodplain communities perceive that the present artificial flood releases which are intended to maintain the environmental requirements of the floodplain are not meeting their needs nor the needs of the environment. Key perceptions on environmental impacts identified are: (i) reduction in water required to maintain floodplain resources, (ii) deterioration in water quality and (iii) decrease in available floodplain land and natural resources.
dc.language.iso en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Floodplains en_US
dc.subject Natural resources--KwaZulu-Natal--Pongolo river floodplain.
dc.subject Floodplain agriculture--KwaZulu-Natal--Pongolo river floodplain.
dc.subject Floodplain ecology--KwaZulu-Natal--Pongolo river floodplain.
dc.subject Theses--Environmental science. en_US
dc.title Perceptions of the impacts of artificial flood releases on the general use of the natural resources of the Pongolo River floodplain, South Africa.
dc.type Thesis

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