The challenge of water conservation and water demand management for irrigated agriculture in South Africa

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Year Published: 2009
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Author: Pott, Andrew ; Hallowes, Jason ; Backeberg, Gerhard ; Doeckel, Max
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Abstract:

More than 50% of South Africa's catchments are deemed to be over-allocated. The challenge is to find ways to bring the over-allocated catchments back into balance in a manner that does not shock the socio-economic fabric of the country. The logical starting point is to try to do better with less water. In this article, water conservation and water demand management (WC WDM) options are discussed, with particular reference to the irrigation sector as it is the dominant water user in South Africa. The concept of banking water, which incentivizes irrigators to become more water use efficient, is also explored.

Pages: 313-324
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Volume: 34
Number: 3
Journal: WATER INTERNATIONAL
Journal ISO: Water Int.
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Publisher: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
ISBN: NA
ISSN: 0250-8060
DOI: 10.1080/02508060903114657
Keywords:

South Africa; irrigation; water conservation; demand management

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