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Transforming Water Management in South Africa

Designing and Implementing a New Policy Framework

  • Barbara Schreiner
  • Rashid Hassan


  • Features new essays and case studies from South Africa on the challenges and success of implementing wide reaching water reform

  • Provides stimulating text that will engage decision-makers, professionals, researchers and students in the practical challenges of water policy reform and implementation

  • Contains graphs and diagrams to convey key ideas


Part of the Global Issues in Water Policy book series (GLOB, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Barbara van Koppen, Barbara Schreiner, Saliem Fakir
    Pages 1-17
  3. Johan van Rooyen, Marna de Lange, Rashid Hassan
    Pages 19-32
  4. Gavin Quibell, Robyn Stein, Ashwin Seetal, Noxolo Ncapayi
    Pages 97-118
  5. Harrison Pienaar, Antonia Belcher, Dana F. Grobler
    Pages 119-144
  6. Eiman Karar, Gugu Mazibuko, Thomas Gyedu-Ababio, Derek Weston
    Pages 145-163
  7. Chris Moseki, Toriso Tlou, Cornelius Ruiters
    Pages 165-180
  8. Mahomed Vawda, Nicola King, Mike Muller
    Pages 181-201
  9. Barbara van Koppen, Barbara Schreiner, Eiman Karar
    Pages 203-214
  10. Jayant Bhagwan
    Pages 237-251
  11. Barbara Schreiner, Rashid Hassan
    Pages 271-276
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 277-278

About this book


One of the early set of reforms that South Africa embarked on after emerging from apartheid was in the water sector, following a remarkable, consultative process. The policy and legal reforms were comprehensive and covered almost all aspects of water management including revolutionary changes in defining and allocating rights to water, radical reforms in water management and supply institutions, the introduction of the protection of environmental flows, and major shifts in charging for water use and in the provision of free basic water. Over ten years of implementation of these policy and legislative changes mean that valu­able lessons have already been learned and useful experiences gained in the challenge of effective water resources management and water services provision in a middle income country.   Transforming Water Management in South Africa analyses and documents these experiences for the benefit of water managers and policy makers in the country, the developing world and the international community at large.


water economics water governance water law water management water policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Barbara Schreiner
    • 1
  • Rashid Hassan
    • 2
  1. 1.Pegasys Strategy and DevelopmentRietfontein, PretoriaSouth Africa
  2. Africa, University of PretoriaCentre for Environmental Economics and PHatfield, PretoriaSouth Africa

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