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The impacts of woody invasive alien plants on stream hydrogeomorphology in small headwater streams of KwaZulu-Natal.
South Africa has a long history of problems with invasive alien species. In an assessment of alien invading plants and water resources in South Africa Versveld et al. (1998) estimated that Invasive Alien Plants (IAPs) in ...
The development and assessment of a prototype water accounting system for South Africa using the ACRU2000 and MIKE BASIN models..
South African water management areas could find themselves without enough water for its users due to new methods of performing water allocation as stipulated in the National Water Act of 1998. A water accounting system ...
Evaluating the effects of pre-packaging, packaging and varying storage environment treatments on the quality of avocados (Persea americana mill.)
Avocados are characterized as climacteric fruit and are vulnerable to rapid physiological deterioration. Maintaining avocado fruit quality requires proper integrated postharvest technologies. Thus, the primary aim of this ...
An investigation into sugarcane vehicle loading with respect to influences on overall transport efficiency.
The South African sugar industry ranks eleventh in size out of 200 sugar-producing countries; and continuous advancement is essential to ensure that this industry remains competitive. The transfer system from field to ...
Development of a connectivity index to assess aquatic macroinvertebrate species vulnerability to thermal change : a case study in KwaZulu-Natal Province.
Connectivity of river systems is a critical ecological component affecting not only the integrity of aquatic systems but also freshwater species’ habitat, community structure, migration and other life activities such as ...
An assessment of satellite derived total evaporation data as a data source to the ACRU hydrological model.
Hydrological models and tools are often used as decision support systems to inform water resources management. The successful application of these systems is largely dependent on the quality of data being incorporated into ...
An adaptive operational water resources management framework for the Crocodile River catchment, South Africa.
River catchments are complex STEEP (Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, Political) systems requiring an integrated and adaptive approach to their water resources management with input from diverse stakeholders ...
The effect of the Lions River floodplain on downstream water quality.
Wetlands provide important ecosystem services, including the purification of water. The uMngeni catchment is an important basin providing water to the cities of Pietermaritzburg and Durban, South Africa’s second largest ...
Development and assessment of an automatic short furrow irrigation system.
Automated short furrow irrigation (ASFI) is a prototype irrigation system that has the potential to be robust and relatively low-cost, with highly effective and efficient water use. ASFI has low energy requirements because ...
Comparison between satellite-based and cosmic ray probe soil moisture estimates : a case study in the Cathedral Peak catchment.
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