Resources

Flyers & Brochures

Flow Tracker

– Hugo Retief and Sharon Pollard

A near real-time flow and dam monitoring app for the Olifants River Catchment

Flow Tracker for the Olifants River is the first of its kind. It enables near real-time flow and dam monitoring, and includes a weather forecast facility.
In the Olifants River, water quality and flow are severely compromised and likely to worsen under climate change. Although South Africa has robust water-related policies with the National Water Act (1998) being applauded internationally…


Climate Change

– Sharon Pollard and Ancois de Villiers

Understanding scenarios, RCPs and ppm

Climate change refers to a broad range of global phenomena created predominantly by burning fossil fuels, which add heat-trapping gases to the Earth’s atmosphere. These  phenomena include the increased temperature trends described by global warm- ing, but also encompass changes such as sea level rise; ice mass loss in Greenland, Antarctica, the Arctic and mountain glaciers worldwide…


Core concepts for climate change thinking in the Olifants River catchment

– Ancois de Villiers and Sharon Pollard

What is weather? Weather is the pattern of rainfall and temperature over a short period of time (i.e. just a few days, and up to a week). The weather can change from day–to–day. What is climate? Climate is the expected pattern of rainfall and temperature over a long period of time (i.e. seasons, years, decades…). Climate is the overall rainfall and  temperature patterns we expect to experience…

Also available in Sepedi.


The Olifants River Catchment – A User’s Guide

USAID’s Resilience in the Limpopo River Basin (RESILIM) program addresses ongoing degradation in the Limpopo River Basin in southern Africa, where people face water shortages, increased floods, and declines in crop productivity as climate change further stresses an already water limited region…


Reducing the vulnerability of people and ecosystems in the Olifants River catchment

USAID’s Resilience in the Limpopo River Basin (RESILIM) program addresses ongoing degradation in the Limpopo River Basin in southern Africa, where people face cycles of

water shortages and floods, and declines in crop productivity as climate change further stresses an already water constrained region…


 

Reports

Annual Report

2017/2018 Financial Year

This annual report covers the sixth year of the RESILIM-O Programme from October 2017 to September 2018. This marks a period of significant progress in the implementation of some 25 projects related to water and natural resources management and climate change adaptation in the Olifants River Basin. It embraces a period of deepening work with and institutionalisation of our systemic, social learning…


Award RESILiM-O Progress Report Quarter 1

October to December 2018

This report covers the period October 2018 to December 2018, thefinal quarter of the 2018 calendar year and first quarter of the USAID financial year.The Annual Report for the 2017/2018financial year was submitted on 1stNovember. A major focus this quarter was reflectionon the past year and strategic planning for the year ahead, within project teams and also at the level of the whole program during…


Lower Olifants River Network (LORiN) Workshop Report

Inaugural network workshop for the sustainability of water resources in the lower Olifants River

AWARD, together with other partners has been working with stakeholders to support the sustainable management and use of the Olifants River. The last few years of protracted drought have illustrated how vulnerable the lower Olifants River area is in terms of surface water availability. Indeed, the drought has highlighted the fact that in times of low flows and stress, the situation has become critical and…

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