In essence the Implementation Strategy provides a plan for implementing and maintaining an optimal South African Water Resources Monitoring Network. As such the Strategy includes a number of key aspects considered for each of the surface water, groundwater and water quality monitoring programs, as summarized below:
Finalizing the optimal monitoring network design, including the location, the variables/constituents being monitored, the frequency of observations, as well as the implementation priority for each monitoring site.
Identifying opportunities for the integration of processes involved in the implementation process, such as the coordinated development or upgrading of monitoring sites based on physical location and other practical considerations.
Developing preliminary implementation, operation and maintenance cost estimates for each monitoring site.
Developing the sequencing,grouping and programming of the relevant implementation steps for monitoring sites within each monitoring program.
Developing preliminary implementation timelines and cash flow estimates, both provided per site, monitoring program, defined implementation area (such as a Water Management Area, WMA) and for the National Network.
Providing recommendations and the action list for achieving Strategy implementation
Identifying Strategy implementation risks and possible mitigation strategies, including the need for Strategy implementation support.
REVIEW, EVALUATION AND OPTIMISATION OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN WATER RESOURCES MONITORING NETWORK
AECOM SA (Pty) Ltd
Place of Publication
Jager, G., & Musariri, M. (2017). Implementation Strategy Report. REVIEW, EVALUATION AND OPTIMISATION OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN WATER RESOURCES MONITORING NETWORK. Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/limpopo-policy/3