Addressing cyanobacteria in dams requires a multidisciplinary approach with its foundation in catchment management. Nutrient loading resulting from run-off, is the main reason for cyanobacterial blooms.
The continuous and active rehabilitation and remediation of habitats not only improves the robustness of the habitats and provides space for natural ecology to take place, but also creates sustainable employment.
Magalies Water was appointed as Implementing Agent to intervene on the upgrade of bulk water supply and sanitation systems that supply Madibeng Local Municipality. A Joint Operation Committee was established to manage the daily progress.
Document: Phase I Peer Review and Follow-up Report, March 2013
The City of Lahti started the Local Government partnership with the Bojanala Platinum District Municipality (BPDM) in 1996 as part of the North-South Local Government Co-operation Programme, which focusses on equal co-operation between local governments in Finland and in Africa. Since 2006 the North-South Programme has carried out several peer reviews and follow-up plans with its partners.
Delegates from Lahti visited the Harties programme in February 2013. This visit resulted in the Phase I Peer Review and Follow-up Report, March 2013. The report includes an overview of the programme, outcomes of the activities and recommendation.
Hartbeespoort Dam Integrated Biological Remediation Programme
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