Catchment Monitor

Rainfall and streamflow from the catchments that feed Cape Town's major dams

EFTEON Landscapes

A map of existing meteorological, hydrological and ecological datasets and infrastructure to assist with EFTEON proposals.

Weather stations

One of the biggest challenges of working on global change issues in South Africa is not having easy access to the country’s long-term weather records.

Combined use of stable isotopes and hydrochemical characteristics to determine streamflow sources in the Jonkershoek catchment, South Africa

[Access the paper here.](http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10256016.2020.1760861) The stable isotopes of water (18O, 2H) and other hydrochemical properties were used to assess seasonal changes between sources of stream water and flow pathways in baseflow …

Streamflow reduction estimator

Demonstration app showing estimates of the impacts of invasive alien plants on stream flow in the Fynbos Biome (as of 2008)


A South African hydrological model inter-comparison project

Spatial patterns in small wetland systems: identifying and prioritising wetlands most at risk from environmental and anthropogenic impacts

[Access the paper here.](https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11273-018-9626-7) This study establishes whether analysing the distribution patterns of wetlands could identify key systems that would focus conservation and management decisions, …

Modelling potential hydrological returns from investing in ecological infrastructure: Case studies from the Baviaanskloof-Tsitsikamma and uMngeni catchments, South Africa

[Access the paper here.](https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.03.003) A shortage of water currently threatens the development of the South African economy and the well-being of its people. Climate change, land degradation and an inherently …

Perched wetlands: an explanation to wetland formation in semi-arid areas

[Access the paper here.](https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2017.02.004) This research demonstrates the importance of ``perches'', a hard, impermeable sub-surface layer, for ephemeral wetland development in a semi-arid area. Over 1700 wetlands were …