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A Framework for groundwater management of community water supply
This document provides a framework for managing groundwater in rural water supply schemes. The target audience is primarily Water Services Authorities, Water Services Providers and Catchment Management Agencies.

Implementing a rural groundwater management system: a step-by-step guide
This document provides guidelines to follow in establishing a groundwater management system at a municipality. The target audience is Catchment Management Agencies and Department of Water Affairs regional structures supporting Water Services Authorities.

Standard descriptors for geosites
This document establishes a nationally acceptable standard for the description of groundwater related data being generated in the execution of groundwater development projects funded by Government or government agencies.

Involving community members in a hydrocensus
This document is for use by Water Services Authorities, service providers and Catchment Management Agencies in order to provide guidelines for conducting a site-specific hydrocensus (e.g. under project-based assessments in terms of the Groundwater Protection Protocol, Version II).

Guidelines for protecting springs
This document is written primarily for Water Services Authorities, Water Services Providers, implementing agencies and Catchment Management Agencies in order to provide guidelines and tools to help protect rural community water supply sources from potential contamination.

Guidelines for protecting boreholes and wells
This document is written primarily for Water Services Authorities, Water Services Providers, implementing agencies and Catchment Management Agencies in order to provide guidelines and tools to help protect rural community water supply sources from potential contamination.

Guidelines for protecting groundwater from contamination
This document provides guidelines and tools to help to protect groundwater from contamination. It will be useful to Environmental Health Officers, environmental planners, health and hygiene educators, sanitation planners and pollution control officers working in Water Services, Authorities Water Services Providers, Department of Health, the Department of Water and Sanitation and Catchment Management Agencies..

Sustainability Indexing Tool Information Brochure
Software tool for use by Water Services Authorities and Water Services Providers for auditing and comparing water services schemes. It will enable planning, establish priorities, and interventions. Includes an online help manual. The Field Data Capturer's User Manual and Questionnaire are embedded in the software.

AquiMon Information Brochure
Software tool designed to assist groundwater managers with organising and interpreting groundwater monitoring data. A user manual is embedded in the software.

Geohydrological Data Access System information brochure
Internet portal providing easy and user-friendly access to groundwater related data within the Department of Water Affairs and the Council for Geoscience (CGS).

Groundwater monitoring for pump operators
This document is a guideline for pump operators who need to monitor groundwater. The document is primarily intended for Water Services Providers and their staff.

Sustainability best practices guidelines for rural water services
This document is written primarily for Water Services Authorities, Water Services Providers and communities to ensure best practices with respect to rural water supplies and sanitation schemes in South Africa.

Introductory guide to appropriate solutions for water and sanitation
This guideline is for use by municipalities and their service providers as an introduction to the range of appropriate solutions available for water supply and sanitation, and where these are suited to different situations.

Decision making framework for municipalities
This document is written primarily for municipalities in making decisions for water supply and sanitation. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the A1 size poster entitled Appropriate Solutions for Water Supply and Sanitation: Decision Making Framework for Municipalities.

Genadendal Information Brochure
Kammiesberg Information Brochure
Maputaland Information Brochure
Information brochures giving details of three reference sites carrying appropriate technologies in Western Cape, Northern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.  



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