Water Planning and Implementation
The priority Occupational Qualification that this network focused on is: Water Resource Management Practitioner.
This is an important qualification for the future as demands for limited resources increase.
Thematic Area: Water planning and implementation
Network Coordinator: Caryn Seago (WRP) Email: Caryns@wrp.co.za
DWS Champion: Mr. L. Mabuda
Ms. S. van Jaarsveld
|Lerato Bapelaemail@example.com||University of Limpopo||Academic||Polokwane|
|Peter van Niekerkfirstname.lastname@example.org||Water Appraisal||Private Consulting||Western Cape|
|Sanet van Jaarsveld||VanJaarsveldS@dwa.gov.za||DWS||Government||Pretoria|
|Niel van Wyk||vanWykN@dws.gov.za||DWS||Government||Pretoria|
|Nelson Oghenekaroemail@example.com||Rohdes University||Academic||Grahamstown|
Occupational Title: Water Resources Management Practitioner
Occupational Purpose: A Water Resource Management Practitioner develops and maintains water resource management strategies, plans and programmes or interventions in order to maintain a balance between water availability and water demand such that water resources are protected, used, developed, conserved, managed and controlled in the most equitable, sustainable and efficient manner.
Knowledge Specification modules:
Introduction to Water Resources Management
Institutional and legislative characteristics of the water sector
Hydrology, Geohydrology and Climate
Towards integrated and sustainable Water Resource Management
Water Quality aspects in Water Resources Management
Ecological and Environmental aspects in Water Resources Management
Water users, economics and financial aspects
Infrastructure components of water resources systems
Data requirements of Water Resources Management
Decision Support tools and Water Resources Modelling
Management, Presentation and Reporting skills
Disaster management and Lessons learnt
The main focus of learning in this knowledge module is to introduce the learner to the arena within which the Water Resources Management Practitioner (WRMP) operates and to lay the foundation for modules to follow.
The learning will enable learners to demonstrate an understanding of:
- Sectoral context of the South African water scene.
- Mandate for water resource management in South Africa.
- A systems management approach to water resource management.
- Factors affecting water resources management.
This qualification is made up of a number of compulsory knowledge, and practical skill modules.
The knowledge modules:
- Introduction to water resources management.
- Institutional and legislative characteristics of the South African Water Sector.
- Hydrology, geohydrology and climate.
- Towards integrated and sustainable water resource management.
- Water quality aspects in water resources management.
- Ecological and environmental aspects in water resources management.
- Water users, water balance, economics and financial aspects.
- Infrastructure/equipment components of water resources systems.
- Data requirements of water resources management.
- Disaster management.
Practical skill modules:
- Develop water management and water reconciliation strategies and plans.
- Coordinate implementation and monitor the water resource components of water management strategies.
- Provide professional advice to a range of recipients relating to water resource related queries, including planning processes.
This qualification also requires the following work experience modules:
- Water resources availability assessment processes.
- Water reconciliation processes.
- Coordination for the implementation of different strategies and plans processes.
- Water resource intervention planning processes.
- Water resource planning advisory processes.
- Water resource evaluation advisory processes.
Community of Expert Practitioners (CEP)
The CEP is led by the Network coordinator Caryn Seago. The organisations that the CEP members belong to are listed below:
- WRP Consulting
- Department of Water and Sanitation
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