More information:

Bethune, S., Amakali, M. and Roberts, K. 2005. Review of Namibian legislation and policies pertinent to environmental flows. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, 30(11–16): 894–902


Description:

Review of Namibian legislation and policies pertinent to environmental flows.

Summary / Notes:

The rationale for evaluating Namibian environmental flows is essentially that of ensuring ‘the maintenance of ecosystems, essential ecological processes and biological diversity’ and the sustainable utilisation of natural resources as promoted in clause 95 of the Namibian Constitution. Recent policy and legislative reforms have created a unique opportunity for Namibia to incorporate environmental sensitivity clauses such as those to ensure adequate environmental flows for river systems. The Second National Development Plan and the National Water Policy White Paper form the basis for the new Water Resources Management Act, promulgated in December 2004. The National Water Policy includes a basic principle headed "Ecosystem values and sustainability" that stresses that the management of water resources needs to harmonise human and environmental requirements, recognising the role of water in supporting the ecosystem. One of the strategies given to ensure environmental and economic sustainability reads: "Ensure that in-stream flows are adequate both in terms of quality and quantity to sustain the ecosystem". Although the water policy clearly states that: "The legislation will provide for determining an environmental water reserve for freshwater sources before they can be used to supply other demands than domestic and subsistence livestock watering", there is now no direct mention of environmental flows in the new Water Act. This paper explores to what extent the need for the determination of environmental water needs has been incorporated into Namibian policies, legislation and development plans. It makes recommendations, pertinent to the Namibian situation, of what needs to be done to ensure that environmental water requirements are taken into account in future planning, operation and management of Namibia's precious water resources. Keywords: Environmental flows, In-stream flow requirements, Environmental water requirements, Environmental water reserve, Water resources management, National water policy, Ecosystem, Wetlands, Namibia.

Year: 2005

Type: Journal Article

URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1474706505001075


Top 50 related results:

You may also be interested in the following items which are on a similar or related topic, listed in order of similarity.

Results per page:

Results: 1 to 50 of 50

To FILTER: Use the pale green row to filter the results on this page. Type in text or select from the year list.

Rows matching filter(s): All
What is this row? 
Data titleYearOriginFile typeDownloadkml/kmz
Bethune, S., Amakali, M. and Roberts, K. 2005. Review of Namibian legislation and policies pertinent to environmental flows. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, 30(11–16): 894–902
  » More info & related results
2005 Journal Article
Le Maitre, D.C., Scott, D.F. and Colvin, C. 1999. Review of information on interactions between vegetation and groundwater. Water SA, 25(2), pp 137-152
  » More info & related results
1999 Journal Article
Cunningham, P.L. and Jankowitz, W. 2010. A Review of Fauna and Flora Associated with Coastal and Inland Saline Flats from Namibia with Special Reference to the Etosha Pan. Sabkha Ecosystems. Tasks for Vegetation Science, 46: 9-17
  » More info & related results
2010 Journal Article1.63 mb pdf
Preview
Wolanski, E., Boorman, L.A., Chicharo, L., Langlois-Saliou, E., Lara, R., Plater, A.J., Uncles, R.J. and Zalewski, M. 2004. Ecohydrology as a new tool for sustainable management of estuaries and coastal waters. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 12(4): 235-276
  » More info & related results
2004DRFN DLIBJournal Article
Mulonga, S. 2012. Eco-tourism and Wetland Systems in Namibia: Recommendations for management and sustainable development. This study was managed by the Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) and the Directorate of Scientific Services in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET)
  » More info & related results
2012 Report4.42 mb doc
The Okavango Research Group. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  » More info & related results
2019 Website
Hitchcock, R.K. 2000. Water resource use and management in the Okavango system of southern Africa: the political economy of state, community and private resource control. Botswana Notes and Records, 31
  » More info & related results
2000 Journal Article
Hughes, D.A., Andersson, L., Wilk, J. and Savenije, H.H.G.2006. Regional calibration of the Pitman model for the Okavango River. Journal of Hydrology, 331(1–2): 30–42
  » More info & related results
2006 Journal Article
Ruppel, O.C. and Bethune, S. 2007. Review of Policy and Legislative Support to the Sustainable use of Wetlands in the Zambezi Basin Final Report (Namibia)
  » More info & related results
2007 Report523 kb pdf
Preview
Compton, J.S. and Maake, L. 2007. Source of the suspended load of the upper Orange River, South Africa. South African Journal of Geology, 110: 339-348
  » More info & related results
2007ORASECOMJournal Article4.3 mb pdf
Preview
Tredoux, G., van der Merwe, B. and Peters, I. 2009. Artificial recharge of the Windhoek aquifer, Namibia: Water quality considerations. Boletín Geológico y Minero, 120(2): 269-278
  » More info & related results
2009ORASECOMJournal Article1.05 mb pdf
Preview
Ramberg, L. and Wolski, P. 2008. Growing islands and sinking solutes: processes maintaining the endorheic Okavango Delta as a freshwater system. Plant Ecology, 196(2): 215-231
  » More info & related results
2008 Journal Article
Gumbricht, T.P. and McCarthy, T.S. 2003. Hierarchical processes and patterns sustaining the Okavango: An integrated perspective for policy and management. In: Bernard, T., Mosepele, K., Ramberg, L. (eds). Environmental Monitoring of Tropical and Subtropical Wetlands. Maun (Botswana): Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Center. Okavango Report Series no. 1., Pages 181–196
  » More info & related results
2003 Book, Book Section, Booklet759 kb pdf
Preview
Masamba, W.R.L., Mapila, H., Ringrose, S. and Wolski, P. 2008. Hydrological, geomorphological and geochemical processes in the Okavango Delta : water resource management implications. Proceedings of the second IASTED Africa Conference on Water Resource Management (Africa WRM 2008), September 8-10, 2008, Gaborone, Botswana, 240-245
  » More info & related results
2008 Report445 kb pdf
Preview
Ringrose, S., Vanderpost, C. and Matheson, W. 2003. Mapping ecological conditions in the Okavango delta, Botswana using fine and coarse resolution systems including simulated SPOT vegetation imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 24(5): 1029-1052
  » More info & related results
2003 Journal Article
Wolski, P. and Murray-Hudson, M. 2005. Flooding dynamics in a large low-gradient alluvial fan, the Okavango Delta, Botswana, from analysis and interpretation of a 30-year hydrometric record. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 2: 1865–1892
  » More info & related results
2005 Journal Article1.2 mb pdf
Preview
Milzow, C., Kgotlhang, L., Kinzelbach, W., Meier, P. and Bauer-Gottwein, P. 2009. The role of remote sensing in hydrological modelling of the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Journal of Environmental Management, 90(7): 2252–2260
  » More info & related results
2009 Journal Article
Bockmühl, F. 2009. A hydrogeological review of the Orange-Fish River Basin. Report produced for the Ephemeral River Basins in Southern Africa (ERB) Project, Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN): Windhoek
  » More info & related results
2009 Report1.37 mb pdf
Preview
Beyer, M. 2013. Certification of Protected Areas (CERPA): An Evaluation of international markets and their socio‐economic implications using the example of wetlands in Sub-Saharan Africa - Results from the sub-project 'Hydrology and Water Resource Management'
  » More info & related results
2013 Report8.63 mb pdf
Preview
Strohbach, B.J. 2013. Vegetation of the Okavango River valley in Kavango West, Namibia. In: Oldeland, J., Erb, C., Finckh, M. and Jürgens, N. (eds). Environmental Assessments in the Okavango Region. Biodiversity and Ecology, 5: 321–339
  » More info & related results
2013 Book, Book Section, Booklet2.45 mb pdf
Preview
Bethune, S., van der Waal, B. and Roberts, K.S. 2012. Proposed flood mitigation methods to be implemented for the Oshakati/Ongwediva area. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Specialist study: Wetland ecology and fish ecology specialist inputs. Draft report
  » More info & related results
2012 Report3.2 mb pdf
Preview
Serra, L. 2001. Cold winters vs. long journeys: Adaptations of primary moult and body mass to migration and wintering in the Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola. Thesis Presented for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Cape Town, December 2001
  » More info & related results
2001 Thesis2.04 mb pdf
Preview
Gumbricht, T., Wolski, P., Frost, P. and McCarthy, T.S. 2004. Forecasting the spatial extent of the annual flood in the Okavango delta, Botswana. Journal of Hydrology, 290(3–4): 178–191
  » More info & related results
2004 Journal Article
Scudder, T., Manley, R.E., Coley, R.W., Davis, R.K., Green, J., Howard, G.W., Lawry, S.W., Martz, D., Rogers, P.P., Taylor, A.R.D., Turner, S.D., White, G.F. and Wright, E.P. 1992. The IUCN review of the southern Okavango Integrated Water Development Project. Draft Final Report
  » More info & related results
1992 Report56.74 mb pdf
Preview
Turpie, J., Smith, B., Emerton, L. and Barnes, J. 1998. Economic value of the Zambezi Basin Wetlands. IUCN Regional Office for Southern Africa, Network and Capacity Building Project and Zambezi Basin Wetlands Conservation and Resource Utilisation Project, Phase 1, Report
  » More info & related results
1998 Report12.57 mb pdf
Preview
Turpie, J., Smith, B., Emerton, L. and Barnes, J. 1999. Zambezi Basin Wetlands Conservation and Resource Utilisation Project: Economic Value of the Zambezi Basin Wetlands. IUCN Regional Office for Southern Africa
  » More info & related results
1999 Report2.32 mb pdf
Preview
Ringrose, S. 2003. Characterisation of riparian woodlands and their potential water loss in the distal Okavango Delta, Botswana. Applied Geography, 23(4): 281–302
  » More info & related results
2003 Journal Article
Høberg, P., Lindholm, M., Ramberg, L. and Hessen, D.O. 2002. Aquatic food web dynamics on a floodplain in the Okavango delta, Botswana. Hydrobiologia, 470: 23-30
  » More info & related results
2002 Journal Article
Watters, B.R., Wildekamp, R.H. and Shidlovskiy, K.M. 2014. Description and biogeography of Nothobranchius capriviensis, a new species of annual killifish from the Zambezi Region of Namibia (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae). Journal of the American Killifish Association, 47(4–6): 97-133
  » More info & related results
2014 Journal Article4.72 mb pdf
Preview
Jones, M.J. 2010. The Groundwater Hydrology of the Okavango Basin. Okavango River Basin Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis Technical Report. OKACOM
  » More info & related results
2010 Report2.95 mb pdf
Preview
Wolski, P., Murray-Hudson, M., Savenije, H.H.G. and Gumbricht, T. 2005. Modelling of the hydrology in the Okavango Delta. Water and Ecosystem Resources for Regional Development (WERRD), Maun, April 2005. HArry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre, University of Botswana
  » More info & related results
2005 Report6.52 mb pdf
Preview
Child, G. 1972. Water and its role in nature conservation and wildlife management in Botswana. Botswana Notes and Records, 4: 253-255
  » More info & related results
1972 Journal Article
Hitchcock, R.K. 1999. Water resource use and management in the Okavango system of southern Africa: the political economy of state, community and private resource control. Botswana Notes and Records, 31: 83-92
  » More info & related results
1999 Journal Article
Wolski, P., Murry-Hudson, M., Fernkvist, P., Lidén, A., Huntsman-Mapila, P. and Ramberg, L. 2005. Islands in the Okavango Delta as sinks of water-borne nutrients. Botswana Notes and Records, 37 (Special Edition on Human Interactions and Natural Resource Dynamics in the Okavango Delta and Ngamiland): 253-263
  » More info & related results
2005 Journal Article1.6 mb pdf
Preview
Peel, R.A., Taylor, G.C. and Weyl, O.L.F. 2016. Validation of annulus formation in sagittal otoliths of three tropical cichlids Oreochromis andersonii (Castelnau, 1861), Oreochromis macrochir (Boulenger, 1912), and Coptodon rendalli (Boulenger, 1896). Journal of Applied Ichthyology, doi: 10.1111/jai.13110
  » More info & related results
2016 Journal Article
Woltersdorf, L., Scheidegger, R., Liehr, S. and Döll, P. 2016. Municipal water reuse for urban agriculture in Namibia: Modeling nutrient and salt flows as impacted by sanitation user behavior. Journal of Environmental Management, 169: 272-284
  » More info & related results
2016 Journal Article
Heyns, P.S.V.H. 1991. Guidelines for the utilisation of water resources and protection of wetlands in Namibia. Madoqua, 17(2): 249-251
  » More info & related results
1991 Journal Article259 kb pdf
Preview
Milzow, C., Kgotlhang, L., Bauer-Gottwein, P., Meier, P. and Kinzelbach, W. 2009. Regional review: The hydrology of the Okavango Delta, Botswana - Processes, data and modelling. Hydrogeology Journal, 17: 1297–1328
  » More info & related results
2009 Journal Article1.88 mb pdf
Preview
Diederichs, N.J. and Ellery, W.N. 2001. An analysis of plant species distributions on the floodplain of the Okavango River, Namibia, with respect to impacts of possible water abstraction. African Journal of Aquatic Science, 26(2): 121-129
  » More info & related results
2001 Journal Article788 kb pdf
Preview
Lett, C., Veitch, J., Van der Lingen, C.D. and Hutchings, L. 2007. Assessment of an environmental barrier to transport of ichthyoplankton from the southern to the northern Benguela ecosystems. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 347: 247-259
  » More info & related results
2007 Journal Article2.47 mb pdf
Preview
Stervander, M., Alström, P., Olsson, U., Ottosson, U., Hansson, B. and Bensch, S. 2015. Multiple instances of paraphyletic species and cryptic taxa revealed by mitochondrial and nuclear RAD data for Calandrella larks (Aves: Alaudidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 102: 233-245
  » More info & related results
2016 Journal Article
Griffin. M. 1990. A review of taxonomy and ecology of gerbilline rodents of the Central Namib Desert, with keys to the species (Rodentia: Muridae). In: Seely. M.K. (ed). Namib ecology: 25 years of Namib research, Transvaal Museum Monograph, 7: 83-98
  » More info & related results
1990 Book, Book Section, Booklet4.5 mb pdf
Preview
Vultures as carriers of anthrax. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, 50(1): 35
  » More info & related results
1979 Journal Article86 kb pdf
Preview
Sowman, M., Scott, D., Green, L.J.F., Hara, M.M., Hauck, M., Kirsten, K., Paterson, B., Raemaekers, S., Jones, K., Sunde, J. and Turpie, J.K. 2013. Shallow waters: social science research in South Africa's marine environment. African Journal of Marine Science, 35(3): 385-402
  » More info & related results
2013 Journal Article
Hibbitts, T.J. 2005. Ecology and sexual selection of the Common Barking Gecko (Ptenopus garrulus). PhD Thesis, Faculty of Science, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  » More info & related results
2005 Thesis848 kb pdf
Preview
Merxmüller, H. 1964. Die Stammsukkulenten Pelargonien des Lüderitz-Distriktes (Südwestafrika). Mitteilungen der Botanischen Staatssammlung München, 5: 229-245
  » More info & related results
1964 Journal Article4.65 mb pdf
Preview
Londt, J.G.H. 1988. Afrotropical Asilidae (Diptera) 15. The genus Neolophonotus Engel, 1925. Part 4. The comatus species-group (Asilinae: Asilini). Annals of the Natal Museum, 29(1): 1-166
  » More info & related results
1988 Journal Article3.71 mb pdf
Preview
Rashid, F. and Heyns, J. 1990. Chiloplacus and Macrolaimellus species from South West Africa and Namibia (Nematoda: Cephalobidae). Phytophylactica, 22(2): 189-200
  » More info & related results
1990 Journal Article1.27 mb pdf
Preview
Cole, D.T. 1973. Lithops gulielmi L. Bol. and Lithops fossulifera nom. nud.: 35 years of confusion resolved. Madoqua, 1(7): 39-43
  » More info & related results
1973 Journal Article804 kb pdf
Preview
Watson, J.P. 1990. The taxonomic status of the slender mongoose, Galerella sanguinea (Riippell, 1836), in southern Africa. Researches of the National Museum, 6(10): 354-492
  » More info & related results
1990 Journal Article4.78 mb pdf
Preview

» Links to useful free software for working with shapefiles, kml and kmz files, pdf files and more.