Hydrologists and water resources professionals to share expertise at SANCIAHS
Water professionals to share expertise at SANCIAHS 2014
Great Usuthu River near Big Bend
25 August 2014 - Aurecon is a sponsor of the 17th SANCIAHS (South African National Committee for the International Association of Hydrological Sciences) National Hydrology Symposium, which will be held in Cape Town on 1-3 September 2014.
“The event is a premier gathering of hydrologists, academics, government agencies, and water resources professionals to present and discuss their research, experiences and practical applications,” said Aurecon Hydrologist Louise Dobinson.
Topics that will be covered at the conference include catchment hydrology, ecohydrology and ecohydraulics, geohydrology, global change, hydrological observations, integrated water resources assessment and management, socio-hydrology, urban hydrology and municipal water, and water quality.
Aurecon water engineering experts will be presenting nine papers at the conference:
Links between flow and river bank lateral vegetation zones -
Book-ending the potential climate change impacts on precipitation, runoff and irrigation demand across South Africa by 2050: A Hybrid Frequency Distribution (HFD) approach -
Planning for desalination in the context of the Western Cape Water Supply System -
An overview of the Limpopo River Basin Monograph Study -
Long-term surface water balance for the Limpopo River Basin -
Nicholas Walker (paper by André Görgens)
An operational decision support system for the Western Cape Water Supply System -
The Kagera River Basin: A framework for the sharing of resources -
Erik van der Berg
Modernised design storm distributions for eThekwini Municipality -
Colin Whittemore (paper by André Görgens)
Metolong Dam: Estimating the potential thermal impacts of water releases prior to construction of the dam -
Aurecon offers clients an integrative approach to finding sustainable technical and socio-economic solutions for sharing limited water resources between competing users on a local scale, while simultaneously addressing concerns at catchment, basin or, even, multi-country scales.