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Water Allocation Reform with regard to Riparian Rights and Licensing in order to bring about Sustainable Livelihoods. Presentation to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Water Affairs & Forestry 23 August 2006. Ashwin Seetal – Director: Water Allocation

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Presentation to the parliamentary portfolio committee on water affairs forestry 23 august 2006

Water Allocation Reform with regard to Riparian Rights and Licensing in order to bring about Sustainable Livelihoods.

Presentation to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Water Affairs & Forestry

23 August 2006

Ashwin Seetal – Director: Water Allocation

Johan van Aswegen – Regional Director: Mpumalanga


Presentation to the parliamentary portfolio committee on water affairs forestry 23 august 2006

A Brief Recap & Update …

  • Phase I: Vision & Approach

  • Position Paper: “Water Allocation in South Africa A Framework for Water Allocation Reform” (Finalised end-May 2006)

  • Phase II: Implementation

  • 1. Toolkit for Water Allocation Planning – A Manual for Race & Gender Reform (Draft 4 completed)

    2. DWAF Regional WAR Champions (nominated May 2005 – Training June, October & December 2005)

    3. Regional Implementation Plans (drafts compiled; currently being finalised – original target end-June 2006)

    4. Licensing Processes (being streamlined, simplified & consolidated where necessary)


Presentation to the parliamentary portfolio committee on water affairs forestry 23 august 2006

  • Phase III: Monitoring, Auditing & Evaluation (framework currently under development)

  • Baseline Assessments

  • Informed Target Setting

  • Performance Monitoring, Evaluation & Audits

  • Project Review


Presentation to the parliamentary portfolio committee on water affairs forestry 23 august 2006

EXAMINE NWRS/CMS/ISP/ RDM

VERIFY EXISTING LAWFUL USE [S32-35]

IDENTIFY INEFFICIENT USE & ALIEN VEG (WCDM & WfW)

PREPARE A CATCHMENT ASSESSMENT REPORT

  • DEVELOP STRATEGIES FOR YIELD ENHANCEMENT

  • UNLAWFUL USE

  • VOLUNTARY REDUCTIONS

  • ALIEN VEGETATION

  • DEVELOPMENT OPTIONS

  • PROMOTE EFFICIENT USE

THE WAR PROCESS

PRE-POSITIONING PHASE

“What is going on”

IDENTIFY CATCHMENT

OPTION 1

RAPID PROCESS

OPTION 2

DETAILED PROCESS


Presentation to the parliamentary portfolio committee on water affairs forestry 23 august 2006

ESTIMATED COSTS OF WATER ALLOCATION REFORM PER WMA

PREPARATION & PLANNING (cost range = R 8.5 to 17 million)

Validation & Verification

Costs: R1500-3500 / user

DWAF Resources: 8-10 months

Project Duration: 18-24 months

WCDM

Costs: R 1.5-2 M

DWAF Resources: 12 months

Project Duration: 1-3 years

Improved Yields & Operations

Costs: R 5-10 M

DWAF Resources: 12 months

Project Duration: 2-5 years

Develop a Catchment Assessment Report

Costs: R500K

DWAF Resources: 1 person month

Project Duration: 06-18 months

Decide on an approach to Water Allocations

Option 1: RAPID PROCESS

Option 2: DETAILED PROCESS

Develop a Draft Water Allocation Plan

Costs: R500K

DWAF Resources: 6 months

Project Duration: 6-10 months

Develop a Draft Water Allocation Plan

Costs: R 1.5 M

DWAF Resources: 12 months

Project Duration: 18-24 months


Presentation to the parliamentary portfolio committee on water affairs forestry 23 august 2006

OPTION 1 – WHERE THERE IS SUFFICIENT WATER AVAILABLE AFTER YIELD ENHANCEMENT

PREPARE A DRAFT WATER ALLOCATION PLAN

FOCUS ON UPTAKE OF AVAILABLE WATER BY HDIs

LICENCES TO HDI ENTERPRISES

SUPPORT EXISTING HDI ALLOCATIONS

RESOURCE SPECIFIC GENERAL AUTHORISATIONS


Presentation to the parliamentary portfolio committee on water affairs forestry 23 august 2006

INITIATE CATCHMENT WIDE RDM

INITIATE CATCHMENT WIDE RDM

EXISTING LICENCES

EXISTING USERS

INTEREST GROUPS

MEDIA ORG

COOPER. GOVERN.

IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRODUCTIVE USE BY NEW USERS (FOCUS ON HDI)

ID LEVELS FOR DIFFERENT RESOURCES

ID LEVELS FOR DIFFERENT RESOURCES

EMPOWERMENT CAMPAIGN

SET ASIDE WATER [S45 (3)]

DEVELOP FRAMEWORK FOR (RE)ALLOCATION

CALL FOR LICENCE APPLICATIONS [S43(3) & S44]

RDM SCENARIOS

RDM SCENARIOS

DECIDE ON CURTAILMENTS

USE INSTALLED MODELING SYSTEM TO RECONCILE

OPTION 2 – COMPULSORY LICENSING

ANNOUNCE CL [43 (2)]


Presentation to the parliamentary portfolio committee on water affairs forestry 23 august 2006

WAR PROGRESS (1)

  • I.VALIDATION & VERIFICATION PROJECTS

  • In Progress

  • Mhlathuze Catchment (WMA 6 – KZN)

  • Inkomati WMA (WMA 5)

  • Olifants WMA (WMA 4)

  • Jan Dissels Catchment (WMA 17)

  • Upper Vaal WMA (WMA 8)

  • Mokolo Catchment (WMA 1)

  • To Commence Shortly

  • Upper Orange (WMA 13), Lower Orange (WMA 14), Middle Vaal (WMA 9, Lower Vaal (WMA 10), Breede (WMA 18), Luvubu & Letaba (WMA 2), remainder of Limpopo (WMA 1)


Presentation to the parliamentary portfolio committee on water affairs forestry 23 august 2006

WORK PROGRESS

WORK IN PROGRESS

TO COMMENCE WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR


Presentation to the parliamentary portfolio committee on water affairs forestry 23 august 2006

1998

108 000 ha –19 OOO ha

1996

89 OOO ha

2004

122 000 ha –14 OOO ha

ALL CROPS

1998

49 965 ha –11 677 ha

1996

38 653 ha

2004

67 129 ha –17 164 ha

SUGAR

HOWEVER, ……ANY EXPANSION OF WATER USE SINCE OCTOBER 1998 ISPOSSIBLY UNLAWFUL

IRRIGATION IN THE INKOMATI WMA


Presentation to the parliamentary portfolio committee on water affairs forestry 23 august 2006

THE DWAF REGIONAL OFFICE HAS BEEN HOLDING BACK SOME 18 000 ha OF APPLICATIONS FROM EMERGING USERS BECAUSE THERE IS “INSUFFICIENT WATER”


Presentation to the parliamentary portfolio committee on water affairs forestry 23 august 2006

JULY 1998

APRIL 2004

SLIDE NO. 13


Presentation to the parliamentary portfolio committee on water affairs forestry 23 august 2006

WAR PROGRESS (2)

  • II.SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD SUPPORT PROJECTS

  • Resource Specific General Authorisations (October 2006)

  • Identification of local / regional development & reform initiatives (eg Land Reform projects, Integrated Development Plans, etc)

  • Specific intervention for poverty eradication & sustainable livelihoods

  • Obviates the need for licencing specific “small” water uses

  • Empowerment Strategy (March 2007)

  • Targeted beneficiary development & support

  • Cooperative Government Protocols (March 2007)

  • Local, Provincial, National spheres

  • Between departments

  • Formal, informal & relationship building

  • *** A, B & C are interlinked projects


Presentation to the parliamentary portfolio committee on water affairs forestry 23 august 2006

THE COMPULSORY LICENSING PROCESS FOR THE INKOMATI WATER MANAGEMENT AREA


Presentation to the parliamentary portfolio committee on water affairs forestry 23 august 2006

Proposed Programme Roll-out: Overview (Feb 2006)


Presentation to the parliamentary portfolio committee on water affairs forestry 23 august 2006

TASK

WHAT

COST

VALIDATION OF EXISTING WATER USE

CORRECTNESS OF REGISTERED WATER USE

R3.5 MILLION COMP. FEB 2006

VERIFICATION OF ELU

LAWFULNESS OF EXISTING WATER USE

R 1 MILLION COMP. START MAY 2006

DEVELOP A CATCHMENT ASSESSMENT REPORT

CURRENT USE, RETURNS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUTURE

R 0.5 MILLION COMP. AUG 2006

TASKS ……


Presentation to the parliamentary portfolio committee on water affairs forestry 23 august 2006

DEVELOP A DRAFT WATER ALLOCATION PLAN

OUTLINES GOOD OPPORTUNITIES FOR REDRESS & CONSTRAINTS

SEPT 2006

EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMMES

BUILD CAPACITY TO PARTICIPATE

R 2 MILLION START JAN 2007

DEVELOP WATER RESOURCES MODEL

DETERMINES THE WATER BALANCE

R 10.56 MILLION COMP. AUG 2008

TASKS CONT……

TASK

WHAT

COST


Presentation to the parliamentary portfolio committee on water affairs forestry 23 august 2006

DEVELOP RECONCILIATION OPTIONS

RECONCILES DEMANDS WITH AVAILABILITY

R 2 MILLION START

SEPT 2007

RDM STUDIES

OUTLINES OPTIONS FOR THE RESERVE

R 3 MILLION COMP + Ad Hoc - SEPT 2006

ADMIN SUPPORT

PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT

R 2 MILLION

TASKS CONT……

TASK

WHAT

COST


Presentation to the parliamentary portfolio committee on water affairs forestry 23 august 2006

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