Freshwater Challenges of South Africa and its Upper Vaal River

Current State and Outlook

  • Anja du Plessis

Part of the Springer Water book series (SPWA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Global Context of Freshwater Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anja du Plessis
      Pages 13-44
    3. Anja du Plessis
      Pages 45-62
  3. South Africa’s and the Upper Vaal WMA’s Freshwater Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Anja du Plessis
      Pages 65-76
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      Pages 77-98
  4. Future Possibilities and Strategic Actions

  5. Challenges, Recommendations and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Anja du Plessis
      Pages 155-160
    3. Anja du Plessis
      Pages 161-164

About this book


This book promotes better understanding and awareness of South Africa' significant water problems by describing the country's and especially the Upper  Vaal River’s water resources. It is a “go-to” book for students, professionals and regular citizens when information is required regarding the country's and more specifically the Upper Vaal River’s freshwater resources. It highlights the major problems and risks which need to be addressed and give a realistic and true representation of the current water affairs.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Anja du Plessis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of South AfricaJohannesburgSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49501-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49502-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-6934
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-8198
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