Key output 2017 : Regional scale ecological risk assessment

Key output 2017 : Regional scale ecological risk assessment

In 2017 the AER released a final draft report of the Holistic Risk and Environmental Water Requirement Assessment of the Lower Thukela River and eMandeni Stream. This study involved updating the Ecological Reserve for the Lower Thukela River, and the established flow-ecosystem and water quality-ecosystem relationships used in an internationally recognised regional scale ecological risk assessment framework established by the AER. The study will to contribute to the establishment of a sustainable balance between the use and protection of water resources in the lower Thukela River and Estuary.

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