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Titolo:
Water shortage, deforestation and development: South Africa's working for water programme
Autore:
Binns, JA; Illgner, PM; Nel, EL;
Indirizzi:
Univ Sussex, Sch African & Asian Studies, Brighton BN1 9QN, E Sussex, England Univ Sussex Brighton E Sussex England BN1 9QN BN1 9QN, E Sussex, England
Titolo Testata:
LAND DEGRADATION & DEVELOPMENT
fascicolo: 4, volume: 12, anno: 2001,
pagine: 341 - 355
SICI:
1085-3278(200107/08)12:4<341:WSDADS>2.0.ZU;2-A
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
water; alien species; eradication; poverty alleviation; sustainability; South Africa; deforestation;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Citazioni:
31
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Binns, JA Univ Sussex, Sch African & Asian Studies, Brighton BN1 9QN, E Sussex, England Univ Sussex Brighton E Sussex England BN1 9QN E Sussex, England
Citazione:
J.A. Binns et al., "Water shortage, deforestation and development: South Africa's working for water programme", LAND DEGR D, 12(4), 2001, pp. 341-355

Abstract

In the post-apartheid era, South Africa is experiencing a serious water supply crisis as demand increases from both rural areas and rapidly growing towns and cities. New dams and water transfer schemes are being constructed,but they are both controversial and unlikely to fully satisfy demand. Alien species of trees and plants have invaded many parts of the country, taking over land from indigenous species. These alien species consume much more water than the indigenous vegetation, as well as threatening biodiversity and constituting a significant fire hazard. The Working for Water Programme,established in 1995, and working in partnership with local communities, aims to clear invasive alien species and thus increase water supply. The programme is examined in terms of its impact on environment and the livelihoodsof predominantly poor rural communities. Questions are raised about the future sustainability of the programme. Copyright (C) 2001 John Wiley & Sons,Ltd.

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