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Catchment Management

What is Catchment Management?

Catchment management aims to effectively and efficiently manage naturally occurring water within catchment areas by managing or accounting for all aspects of the hydrological cycle. (A catchment is the area or region which 'catches' the rainfall runoff flows with reference to a point on a river or drainage system.) Catchment management also aims to achieve a balance between resource protection and resource utilization.

How do we aim to manage our catchments?

The Catchment Management section of the Coastal, Stormwater and Catchment Management (CSCM) Department follows a sustainable and holistic approach to catchment management which includes:

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Manager: Mr. Geoff Tooley
Tel: +27 31 311 7271