Geographical Areas

AWARD works in catchments across the southern African region. We have worked in all the easterly flowing catchments and recent focus areas have been Venda, Olifants and Inkomati river catchments.

Depending on the type of work, AWARD works throughout the catchment in the following ways:

  • Integrated Water Resources Management in the whole of the Olifants River Catchment
  • Improved river flows in the Lower Olifants
  • Monitoring of river health in the Lower Olifants
  • Restoration and Invasive Alien Plant control in the Blyde River sub-catchment
  • New institutional arrangements for co-management of priority areas in the Legalameetse Nature Reserve in the upper Selati sub-catchment and in the Blyde River sub-catchment
  • Land-use planning, water conservation & demand management in the Maruleng and Ba-phalaborwa local municipalities
  • Improved discharge effluent from waste-water treatment works in the Ba-phalaborwa local municipality
  • Improved capacity for climate change adaptation in the whole Olifants River Catchment
  • Embedding climate change and disaster risk reduction into local government plans
  • Improved capacity for sustainable farming in the Mametja area (lower Olifants) and in villages in Sekhukhuneland and Capricorn districts
  • Improved capacity for action in civil society mainly in the upper and middle Olifants River Catchment

  • Blyde River sub-catchment

  • Legalameetse Nature Reserve in the upper Selati sub-catchment

  • Maruleng and Ba-Phalaborwa local municipalities

    • Water Conservation and Demand Management
  • Lower Olifants:

    • Mopani District – three municipal wastewater treatment plants (Wastewater Treatment Works grant)
    • Mametja area – supporting small-scale farming (Agricultural Support Initiative AgriSI)
  • Middle Olifants:

    • Sekhukhuneland and Capricorn – supporting small-scale farming (Agricultural Support Initiative AgriSI)
  • Upper Olifants:

  • National initiatives: