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dc.contributor.authorTempelhoff, J W N
dc.contributor.authorMunnik, Victor
dc.contributor.authorViljoen, Morné
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-11T10:32:21Z
dc.date.available2011-01-11T10:32:21Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationTEMPELHOFF,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.issn1817-4434
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/3911
dc.description.abstractSouth 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.isoenen
dc.subjectVaal River Barrageen
dc.subjectRand Wateren
dc.subjectWater pollutionen
dc.subjectWastewater treatmenten
dc.subjectriver catchment forumsen
dc.subjectindustrial developmenten
dc.subjectWater infrastructureen
dc.subjectWater managementen
dc.titleThe Vaal River Barrage, South Africa’s hardest working water way: an historical contemplationen
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