DID YOU KNOW?
Flagship rivers are important free-flowing rivers with unique ecosystem processes and biodiversity value. This area is also home to the Inkomati River, which connects South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique, an example of the importance of being 'good water neighbours' to other countries.
Interbasin transfer systems
Supplies water to
Unsustainable land use practices pose a major threat to ecosystems and the livelihood of local communities. Land use that damage flood plains, river banks, and wetlands reduce the regulating capacity of catchments and increase erosion and sediment loads in rivers as well as the risk of flooding.
Large Scale Plantations
Badly managed tree plantations cause serious environmental and social problems through the clearing of natural forests, destruction of wetlands and invasion by alien plants. Additionally, because they are often alien plant mono-cultures they consume large amounts of water.
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