The Water Research commission has released the final version of the first South African SuDS Guidelines.
Attached are the pdfs of presentations given at the WRC Reference group meeting held in Cape Town on 8 September 2016 for projects K5/2412 and K5/2413.
The following posters were displayed at the launch of the Future Water Institute held at the University of Cape Town on 8 September 2016, and provide examples of some of the interdisciplinary research currently being undertaken:
A national stakeholder workshop for WRC project K5/2592, ‘Developing greywater resource guidelines for South Africa’ was held in Pretoria on 12 July 2016 and was attended by a diverse group of stakeholders – all of whom provided valuable insights and input to this process. These views will now be consolidated into a draft guideline document for further consultation.
The project inception workshop for ‘Developing greywater resource guidelines for South Africa’ (WRC project K5/2592) was held in Cape Town on 18 April 2016, and was attended by a diverse group of stakeholders – all of whom provided valuable insights and input to this process.
Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) is being interpreted slightly differently across the world. This is important as unlike conventional approaches, WSUD encourages planners, designers and stakeholders to consider a vast range of context and site specific factors.
WRC Project K5/2441 (‘Regional Water Sensitive Urban Design Scenario Planning for Cape Town using an Urban (geo)hydrology Model’) led by Delta-h Water Systems Modelling, is aimed at determining the impact and feasibility of up-scaled WSD using a numerical urban (geo)hydrology model – with a view to guiding planning and implementation of WSD in the city of Cape Town.
The South African SuDS Guidelines are now available for download off the internet! After a four year project the final Draft South African Guidelines for Sustainable urban Drainage Systems are now available.
Rebecca Hodes has published an article in the Journal of Southern African Studies, 42, 1 (2016), pp. 79-93, as part of a special edition on 'South Africa in Transition'. The volume is edited by Jason Robinson, Jonny Steinberg and David Simon. Hodes's article is entitled 'The Culture of Illegal Abortion in South Africa'.
A combined reference group meeting and WSUD research seminar was held at UCT on 11 November 2015, to showcase the various student projects associated with current WRC projects, K5/2412 and K5/2413.
The Urban Water Management research unit has been working collaboratively with Friends of the Liesbeek (FoL) and the City 0f Cape Town on the design of a concept plan for the restoration of the Liesbeek River in Cape Town.