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WATER RESOURCES

DWA, DEA&DP, DLG and DOA, 2011. Western Cape Integrated Water Resources Management Action Plan. Executive Summary: Status Quo Report. 

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DWA, DEA&DP, DLG and DOA, 2011. Western Cape Integrated Water Resources Management Action Plan. Status Quo Report, Chapter 8. The Berg WMA.

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Department of Water Affairs, 2013. Support to the Continuation of the Water Reconciliation Strategy for the Western Cape Water Supply System: Status Report October 2013. Prepared by Umvoto Africa (Pty) Ltd in association with WorleyParsons on behalf of the Directorate: National Water Resource Planning. DWA, South Africa.

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Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, 2007. Western Cape Water Supply System Reconciliation Strategy Study. Report No. 1 of 7. Reconciliation Strategy. Report No. P WMA 19/000/00/0507. Prepared by Ninham Shand (Pty) Ltd in association with UWP Consulting (Pty) Ltd on behalf of the Directorate: National Water Resource Planning. DWAF, South Africa.

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Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, 2007. Proposal for the Establishment of the Berg Catchment Management Agency. As Approved by the Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry on 18 October 2007. Prepared by the Stakeholders of the Berg WMA and facilitated by: Nosipho Consulting (Pty) Ltd. DWAF, South Africa.

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Western Cape Government and Department of Water Affairs, 2012. Western Cape Sustainable Water Management Plan - 2012. Part 1: 'The Water Plan'. Cape Town, South Africa.

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Nel, J. et al. 2013. South Africa's Strategic Water Source Areas. Report for WWF-SA. Report No. CSIR/NRE/ECOS/ER/2013/0031/A. 

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Bugan, R.D.H. et al. 2012. The water balance of a seasonal stream in the semi-arid Western Cape (South Africa). Water SA, Vol. 38, No. 2, April 2012.

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WATER QUALITY

Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, 2004. River Health Programme State-of-Rivers Report: Berg River System. DWAF, South Africa.

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Görgens, A.H.M. and de Clercq, W.P. (eds) 2005. Research on Berg River Water Management. Summary of Water Quality Information System and Soil Quality Studies. WRC Report No. TT 252/05. Water Research Commission, South Africa.

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WAMTechnology and eWISA, undated. Municipal Information Western Cape. Geographical overview of water infrastructure in the Western Cape, and Western Cape Municiapal Blue Drop performance 2010. Stellenbosch. www.ewisa.co.za

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de Villiers, S. 2007. The deteriorating nutrient status of the Berg River, South Africa. Water SA Vol. 33 No. 5, October 2007.

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Jackson, V.A. et al. 2007. Investigation into metal contamination of the Berg River, Western Cape, South Africa. Water SA Vol. 33 No. 2, April 2007.

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Winter, K. and Mgese, S. 2011. Stormwater drainage: a convenient conduit for the discharge of urban effluent into the Berg River, South Africa. 12th International Conference on Urban Drainage, Porto Alegre/Brazil, 11-16 September 2011.

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Struyf, E. et al. 2012. Nitrogen, phosphorus and silicon in riparian ecosystems along the Berg River (South Africa): The effect of increasing human land use. Water SA Vol. 38 No. 4, July 2012.

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ECONOMICS OF WATER PLANNING

Callaway et al. 2007. The Berg River Dynamic Spatial Equilibrium Model: A New Tool for Assessing the Benefits and Costs of Alternatives for Coping with Water Demand Growth, Climate Variability, and Climate Change in the Western Cape. AIACC Working Paper No. 31. International Start Secretariat, Washington DC.

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Nkomo, J.C. and Gomez, B. 2006. Estimating and Comparing Costs and Benefits of Adaptation Projects: Case Studies in South Africa and The Gambia. A Final Report Submitted to Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change (AIACC), Project No. AF 47. International START Secretariat, Washington DC.

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Louw, D.B. 2012. Managing climate risk for agriculture and water resources development in South Africa: Quantifying the costs, benefits and risks associated with planning and management alternatives. Final scientific report. CCAA Program. IDRC Grant number: 104 150.

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Louw, D.B. 2002. The development of a methodology to determine the true value of water and the impact of a potential water market on the efficient utilisation of water in the Berg River Basin. WRC Report No. 943/1/02. Water Research Commission, South Africa.

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BERG RIVER BASELINE MONITORING

Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, 2007. Berg River Baseline Monitoring Programme. Final Report Volume 1: Introduction to the Berg River Catchment; Groundwater and Hydrology. DWAF Report No. P WMA 19/G10/00/1807. Geordie Ratcliffe (Ed.) Prepared for DWAF by Anchor and The Freshwater Consulting Group.

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Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, 2007. Berg River Baseline Monitoring Programme. Final Report Volume 2: Riverine Baseline Monitoring Programme and Statement of Baseline Conditions. DWAF Report No. P WMA 19/G10/00/1807. Geordie Ratcliffe (Ed.) Prepared for DWAF by Anchor and The Freshwater Consulting Group.

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Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, 2007. Berg River Baseline Monitoring Programme. Final Report Volume 3. Estuary and Floodplain Environment. DWAF Report No. P WMA 19/G10/00/1907. Barry Clark (Ed.) Prepared for DWAF by Anchor and The Freshwater Group.

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Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, 2007. Berg River Baseline Monitoring Programme. Final Report Volume 4. Social and Cultural Aspects. DWAF Report No. P WMA 19/G10/00/2007. Barry Clark (Ed.) Prepared for DWAF by Anchor and The Freshwater Group. 

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Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, 2007. Berg River Baseline Monitoring Programme. Final Report Volume 5. Synthesis. DWAF Report No. P WMA 19/G10/00/2107. Barry Clark and Geordie Ratcliffe (Eds) Prepared for DWAF by Anchor and The Freshwater Group.

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LAND USE CHANGE AND SALINITY

de Clercq, W.P. et al. 2010. Land use impacts on salinity in Berg River water. WRC Report No. 1503/1/10. Water Research Commission, South Africa.

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van Rensburg, L.D. et al. 2011. Salinity guidelines for irrigation: Case studies from Water Research Commission projects along the Lower Vaal, Riet, Berg and Breede Rivers. Water SA Vol. 37 No. 5 WRC 40-year Celebration Special Edition 2011.

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Stuckenberg, T. 2012. Land-Cover Change in the Berg River Catchment: Implications for Biodiversity Conservation. Thesis presented for the degree Master of the Arts at Stellenbosch University. Stellenbosch University http://scholar.sun.ac.za

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Albhaisi, M. et al. 2013. Predicted impacts of land use change on groundwater recharge of the upper Berg catchment, South Africa. Water SA Vol. 39 No. 2, April 2013.

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BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT

Cape Action for People and the Environment, 2008. Berg Estuary Situation Assessment. C.A.P.E. Estuaries Management Programme. Produced by Anchor Environmental.

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Cape Action for People and the Environment, 2010. Berg Estuary Management Plan. C.A.P.E. Estuaries Management Programme. Produced by Anchor Environmental.

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Maree, K.S. and Vromans, D.C. 2010. The Biodiversity Sector Plan for the Saldanha Bay, Bergrivier, Cederberg and Matzikama Municipalities: Supporting land-use planning and decision-making in Critical Biodiversity Areas and Ecological Support Areas. Produced by CapeNature as part of the C.A.P.E. Fine-Scale Biodiversity Planning Project, Kirstenbosch.

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Atkinson, L. et al. 2006. State of the Bay 2006: Saldanha Bay and Langebaan Lagoon. Technical Report. Prepared for Saldanha Bay Water Quality Trust by Anchor Environmental Consultants CC.

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Turner, A.A. (Ed.) 2012. Western Cape Province State of Biodiversity 2012. CapeNature Scientific Services, Stellenbosch.

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Nel, J. et al. 2011. Atlas of Freshwater Ecosystem Priority Areas in South Africa: Maps to support sustainable development of water resources. WRC Report No. TT 500/11. Water Research Commission, South Africa. 

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ENERGY USE

Department of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning, 2013. Energy Consumption and CO2e Emissions Database for the Western Cape. DEA&DP, Western Cape Government.

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Dryden, M. and Campbell, V. 2013. Opportunities to reduce water and carbon footprints of Western Cape produce - a focus on irrigation. Department of Chemical Engineering, CHE4045S, Final Year Project 2013, University of Cape Town.

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