Priority water research questions for South Africa developed through participatory processes

 

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dc.contributor.author Siebrits, R M
dc.contributor.author Winter, K
dc.contributor.author Barnes, J
dc.contributor.author Dent, M C
dc.contributor.author Ekama, G
dc.contributor.author Ginster, M,
dc.contributor.author Harrison, J
dc.contributor.author Jackson, B
dc.contributor.author Jacobs, I
dc.contributor.author Jordaan, A
dc.contributor.author Kasan, H C
dc.contributor.author Kloppers, W
dc.contributor.author Le Roux, R
dc.contributor.author Maree, J
dc.contributor.author Momba, M N B
dc.contributor.author Munnik, A V
dc.contributor.author O'Keeffe, J
dc.contributor.author Schulze, R
dc.contributor.author Silberbauer, M
dc.contributor.author Still, D
dc.contributor.author Van Zyl, J E
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-22T08:05:15Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-22T08:05:15Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/wsa.v40i2. 2
dc.identifier.citation Siebrits, R. M., Winter, K., Barnes, J., Dent, M. C., Ekama, G., Ginster, M., . . . Van Zyl, J. E. (2014). Priority water research questions for South Africa developed through participatory processes. Water SA, 40(2), 199-209. doi:10.4314/wsa.v40i2. 2
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26850
dc.description.abstract This paper describes a collaborative process of identifying and prioritising current and future water research questions from a wide range of water specialists within South Africa. Over 1 600 questions were collected, reduced in number and prioritised by specialists working in water research and practice. A total of 59 questions were finally proposed as an outcome of the study and are categorised under the themes of change, data, ecosystems, governance, innovation and resources. The questions range in scale, challenge and urgency, and are also aligned with prevailing paradigms in water research. The majority of the questions dealt with relatively short- to medium-term research requirements and most focused on immediate issues such as water supply, service delivery and technical solutions. Formulations of long-term research questions were sparse, partly because some of the principles and methods used in this study were difficult to apply in the South African context, and also because researchers are influenced by addressing what are believed to be the more immediate, short-term water-related challenges in South Africa. This is the first initiative of its kind to produce a comprehensive and inclusive list of research priorities for water in South Africa.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.source Water SA
dc.source.uri http://www.wrc.org.za/Pages/KH_WaterSA.aspx?dt=5&ms=62
dc.subject.other research
dc.subject.other questions
dc.subject.other collaboration
dc.subject.other prioritisation
dc.subject.other South Africa
dc.title Priority water research questions for South Africa developed through participatory processes
dc.type Journal Article
dc.date.updated 2016-01-19T12:26:38Z
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Environmental and Geographical Science en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Siebrits, R. M., Winter, K., Barnes, J., Dent, M. C., Ekama, G., Ginster, M., ... Van Zyl, J. E. (2014). Priority water research questions for South Africa developed through participatory processes. <i>Water SA</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26850 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Siebrits, R M, K Winter, J Barnes, M C Dent, G Ekama, M Ginster, J Harrison, et al "Priority water research questions for South Africa developed through participatory processes." <i>Water SA</i> (2014) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26850 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Siebrits RM, Winter K, Barnes J, Dent MC, Ekama G, Ginster M, et al. Priority water research questions for South Africa developed through participatory processes. Water SA. 2014; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26850. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Siebrits, R M AU - Winter, K AU - Barnes, J AU - Dent, M C AU - Ekama, G AU - Ginster, M, AU - Harrison, J AU - Jackson, B AU - Jacobs, I AU - Jordaan, A AU - Kasan, H C AU - Kloppers, W AU - Le Roux, R AU - Maree, J AU - Momba, M N B AU - Munnik, A V AU - O'Keeffe, J AU - Schulze, R AU - Silberbauer, M AU - Still, D AU - Van Zyl, J E AB - This paper describes a collaborative process of identifying and prioritising current and future water research questions from a wide range of water specialists within South Africa. Over 1 600 questions were collected, reduced in number and prioritised by specialists working in water research and practice. A total of 59 questions were finally proposed as an outcome of the study and are categorised under the themes of change, data, ecosystems, governance, innovation and resources. The questions range in scale, challenge and urgency, and are also aligned with prevailing paradigms in water research. The majority of the questions dealt with relatively short- to medium-term research requirements and most focused on immediate issues such as water supply, service delivery and technical solutions. Formulations of long-term research questions were sparse, partly because some of the principles and methods used in this study were difficult to apply in the South African context, and also because researchers are influenced by addressing what are believed to be the more immediate, short-term water-related challenges in South Africa. This is the first initiative of its kind to produce a comprehensive and inclusive list of research priorities for water in South Africa. DA - 2014 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Water SA LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2014 T1 - Priority water research questions for South Africa developed through participatory processes TI - Priority water research questions for South Africa developed through participatory processes UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26850 ER - en_ZA


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