PUBLICATIONS

Gulpur HPP, Poonch River (HBP)

Gulpur HPP: Poonch River, Kashmir1 The Poonch River originates in Indian-administered Kashmir, flows into Pakistan-administered Kashmir, and a further 85 km downstream enters Mangla Dam reservoir, which floods the confluence of the Poonch and Jhelum River. The entire 85-km length…

Lesotho Highlands (Metsi)

The Lesotho Highlands Water Project: Environmental flow allocations in an international river Lesotho is a mountainous, land-locked country completely surrounded by South Africa. The powerful rivers that drain the region had virtually natural flow until the 1990s, as the Eastern…

Lower Zambezi River (Southern Waters)

Lower Zambezi River: Assessment of environmental flow implications of dredging Riversdale Mining Limitada (RML) commissioned ERM to undertake an Environmental and Social Impact Study (ESIA) to investigate the feasibility of transporting coal along the lower Zambezi River in Mozambique from…

Okavango Basin (FAO)

Pro-active Management: The role of environmental flows in transboundary cooperative planning for the Okavango River system The Okavango River system flows through Angola, Namibia and Botswana. It is in near-natural condition and supports globally iconic wetlands and wildlife. The basin’s…

Olifants Basin (Southern Waters)

DRIFT – A Case Study: In support of water-resource planning – highlighting key management issues using DRIFT: The DRIFT (downstream response to imposed flow transformation) methodology was applied as part of a comprehensive Reserve determination study on the Olifants-Doring River,…

Pongola Floodplain (Tlou)

Background Information Document: Reserve determination of priority water resources in the Usuthu, Pongola, Lake Sibayi, Mkuze, Mfolozi and Mhlatuze catchments This Background Information Document (BID) is to inform water users and other stakeholders in the Usutu Mhlatuze Water Management Area…

Zambezi Delta (ICF)

Assessing Environmental Flow Requirements and Trade-offs: for the Lower Zambezi River and Delta, Mozambique The Zambezi Delta is vital to Mozambique’s national economy and is a Wetland of International Importance. Large dams in the Zambezi catchment have substantially altered the…

Bielfuss and Brown 2010

Assessing Environmental Flow Requirements and Trade-offs: For the Lower Zambezi River and Delta, Mozambique The Zambezi Delta is vital to Mozambique’s national economy and is a Wetland of International Importance. Large dams in the Zambezi catchment have substantially altered the…

Brown and Joubert 2004

Using Multicriteria analysis to develop environmental flow scenarios: For rivers targeted for water resource management DRIFT is an interactive, holistic approach for advising on environmental flows for rivers. The DRIFT methodology, together with multicriteria analysis (MCA), can be used to…

Brown and King 2011

Modifying dam operating rules to deliver environmental flows: Experiences from Southern Africa Provision for environmental flows (EFs) in water use and water-resource developments has been legislated in several southern and eastern African countries. While much of the focus has been…

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