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The Vaal River Barrage, South Africa’s hardest working water way: an historical contemplation

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dc.contributor.author Tempelhoff, J W N
dc.contributor.author Munnik, Victor
dc.contributor.author Viljoen, Morné
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-11T10:32:21Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-11T10:32:21Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation TEMPELHOFF,J., MUNNIK, V. & VILJOEN, M. 2007. The Vaal River Barrage, South Africa’s hardest working water way: an historical contemplation. TD: The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 3(1):107-133, Jul. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/3605] en
dc.identifier.issn 1817-4434
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/3911
dc.description.abstract South Africa’s Vaal River is the country’s hardest working rivers. It has been instrumental in securing valuable water supplies in the development of the country’s economic hub – the Gauteng Province. Since the mid-twentieth century there have been increasing indications of water pollution threatening the storage facility of the Vaal River Barrage, built by the water utility, Rand Water, at the start of the twentieth century. Currently, as a result of a variety of factors, untreated wastewater is posing a severe environmental threat in the Vaal River Barrage Catchment area. In the article attention is given to the origins of pollution and recent events that had the effect of mobilising grassroots anger in civil society with the state of affairs. The article forms part of a transdisciplinary research project that is currently conducted at North-West University’s Vaal Triangle campus in Vanderbijlpark. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Vaal River Barrage en
dc.subject Rand Water en
dc.subject Water pollution en
dc.subject Wastewater treatment en
dc.subject river catchment forums en
dc.subject industrial development en
dc.subject Water infrastructure en
dc.subject Water management en
dc.title The Vaal River Barrage, South Africa’s hardest working water way: an historical contemplation en
dc.type Article en


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