GIS-based planning tools for integrated water resources management in South Africa.

Andreas Abecker, Christian Jolk, Roman Wössner, Sandra Greassidis, Harro Stolpe, Björn Zindler

Friday 3 july 2015

9:15 - 9:30h at Central America (level 0)

Themes: (T) Water resources and hydro informatics (WRHI), (ST) Management support systems and serious gaming

Parallel session: 14H. Water resources - Serious gaming

In this paper, methods and software tools for GIS-based planning and decision-support in Integrated Water Resources Management are presented. The approach results from the project “Integrated Water Resources Management in the Pilot Region Middle Olifants River, South Africa". The developed tools facilitate getting an overview on quaternary catchment level in order to identify hot-spot areas with increased problem intensity regarding water quality and with a priority call for action.