National Government department:
National Government agencies:
Established in terms of the Water Research Act No. 34 of 1971, its "purpose is to co-ordinate, promote, encourage and undertake research in relation to water matters."
"established to implement an international agreement between the South African Government and the Government of Lesotho over the Lesotho Highlands Water Project."
Water Services Providers (WSPs) may be public, private, mixed entities or the municipality itself.
Water User Associations (WUAs) are co-operative associations of individual water users, both private and public.
Catchment Management Agencies (CMAs):
Responsible for water resource planning and management at the catchment level.
Berg Catchment Management Agency
Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency. Amalgamation of the Breede-Overberg and Gouritz Catchment Management Agencies.
Marico Catchment Management Agency
Mvoti to Mzimkulu Catchment Management Agency
Olifants-Doorn Catchment Management Agency
Thukela Catchment Management Agency
Usuthu to Mhlatuze Catchment Management Agency
Regional water boards:
South Africa. Department of Water Affairs. Annual national state of water report for the hydrological year 2012/2013
South Africa. Department of Water Affairs. Annual national state of water report resources report, October 2011 to September 2012
|G 68 E.WATE.10.STRA|
|South Africa. Dept. of Water Affairs.|
|Strategic overview of the water sector in South Africa, 2010 / Department: Water Affairs, Republic of South Africa. -- Pretoria : Department of Water Affairs, 2010.|
|viii, 62 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.|
|G 68 E.SCIE.10.CSIR|
|A CSIR perspective on water in South Africa, 2010 / [compiled by Suzan Oelofse and Wilma Strydom]. -- Pretoria: CSIR, 2010.|
|74 p.: col. ill., col. maps ; 30 cm. ( Report ; no. CSIR/NRE/PW/IR/2011/0012/A )|
The Water Research Commission (WRC)was established in terms of the Water Research Act 34 of 1971 (WRA). It is a National Public Entity. "Its purpose is to co-ordinate, promote, encourage and undertake research in relation to water matters, within the parameters as set out in section 3 of the WRA."
Use the WRC Knowledge Hub to access publications. The research reports are listed but not in full text.
We have an extensive print collection of the Commission’s research reports from 1997 to date, e.g.,
|G 68 JWRC 1842/1-3/11|
|Towards water resources regulation in South Africa. -- [Gezina, South Africa] : Water Research Commission, 2011.|
|G 68 JWRC 1841/1/11|
The water sector institutional landscape by 2025 : technical report : report to the Water Research Commission / by Marius Claassen, Nikki Funke and Shanna Nienaber, editors ; with contributors Elizabeth Masekoameng ... [et al.]. -- [Gezina, South Africa : Water Research Commission] , 2011.