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Understanding Water Security at Local Government Level in South Africa

  • Richard Meissner
  • Nikki Funke
  • Karen Nortje
  • Maronel Steyn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Maronel Steyn, Richard Meissner, Karen Nortje, Nikki Funke, Chantel Petersen
    Pages 1-44
  3. Nikki Funke, Karen Nortje, Richard Meissner, Maronel Steyn, Cebile Ntombela
    Pages 45-71
  4. Richard Meissner, Maronel Steyn, Inga Jacobs-Mata, Elliot Moyo, Justinus Shadung, Ngowenani Nohayi et al.
    Pages 73-134
  5. Karen Nortje, Nikki Funke, Richard Meissner, Maronel Steyn, Elliot Moyo
    Pages 135-159

About this book

Introduction

This book provides unique insights into the complex issue of water security in South Africa. Based on qualitative research conducted through face-to-face structured interviews and focus group discussions with individuals, traditional leaders, municipal officials, researchers, businesspeople and farmers in the two local governments – the Sekhukhune District and eThekwini Metropolitan Municipalities – it focuses on the peoples’ understanding of the concept of water security and whether they believe that the municipalities have achieved water security for all. The research is supported by water security-related statistics, particularly those pertaining to water quality and quantity, and an extensive literature review for the concept of water security. In addition to assessing the state of water security in both municipalities, the book presents a new water security definition and typology, and offers valuable recommendations for future research.


Keywords

Water security water policy and management environmental management natural resource management water security in South Africa water use water sustainability adaptive water management hydro-engineering ecosystem services water resources South Africa water related threats and opportunities water utilisation individual-centred water security theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Meissner
    • 1
  • Nikki Funke
    • 2
  • Karen Nortje
    • 3
  • Maronel Steyn
    • 4
  1. 1.Natural Resources and the Environment UnitCouncil for Scientific and Industrial ResearchPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.Natural Resources and the Environment UnitCouncil for Scientific and Industrial ResearchPretoriaSouth Africa
  3. 3.Natural Resources and the Environment UnitCouncil for Scientific and Industrial ResearchPretoriaSouth Africa
  4. 4.Natural Resources and the Environment UnitCouncil for Scientific and Industrial ResearchStellenboschSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02517-5
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-02516-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-02517-5
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