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The impacts of woody invasive alien plants on stream hydrogeomorphology in small headwater streams of KwaZulu-Natal.
South Africa has a long history of problems with invasive alien species. In an assessment of alien invading plants and water resources in South Africa Versveld et al. (1998) estimated that Invasive Alien Plants (IAPs) in ...
The development and assessment of a prototype water accounting system for South Africa using the ACRU2000 and MIKE BASIN models..
South African water management areas could find themselves without enough water for its users due to new methods of performing water allocation as stipulated in the National Water Act of 1998. A water accounting system ...
An assessment of canopy and litter interception in commercial and indigenous forests in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, South Africa.
Understanding of the hydrological cycle and processes such as interception span as far back as the times of the Renaissance, when Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) first described it. However, there remains a gap in the knowledge ...
Evaluating the effects of pre-packaging, packaging and varying storage environment treatments on the quality of avocados (Persea americana mill.)
Avocados are characterized as climacteric fruit and are vulnerable to rapid physiological deterioration. Maintaining avocado fruit quality requires proper integrated postharvest technologies. Thus, the primary aim of this ...
An investigation into sugarcane vehicle loading with respect to influences on overall transport efficiency.
The South African sugar industry ranks eleventh in size out of 200 sugar-producing countries; and continuous advancement is essential to ensure that this industry remains competitive. The transfer system from field to ...
Development of a connectivity index to assess aquatic macroinvertebrate species vulnerability to thermal change : a case study in KwaZulu-Natal Province.
Connectivity of river systems is a critical ecological component affecting not only the integrity of aquatic systems but also freshwater species’ habitat, community structure, migration and other life activities such as ...
Ground and satellite-based assessment of hydrological responses to land cover change in the Kilombero River Basin, Tanzania.
Changes in land use and land cover are a global issue of concern, especially with regard to possible impacts on biophysical processes which affect the hydrological functioning of a system. Tanzania is no exception to ...
An adaptive operational water resources management framework for the Crocodile River catchment, South Africa.
River catchments are complex STEEP (Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, Political) systems requiring an integrated and adaptive approach to their water resources management with input from diverse stakeholders ...
Development of a small-scale in-field integrated postharvest citrus treatment unit.
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