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1 LADA Regional Training Workshop Pumulani Lodge 5 August 2010 Water Degradation Assessment Lianda Lötter

2 INDICATORS AND ASSESSMENT METHODS Rapid assessment of Water Resources Degradation (Tool 6) Detailed Water Degradation Assessment Key informant interview on water resources (Tool 14.1) Semi-quantitative assessment of water resources (Tool 14.2) Assessment of specific water body degradation (Tool14.3) WETLAND Index for Habitat Integrity

3 INDICATORS AND ASSESSMENT METHODS Rapid assessment of Water Resources Degradation (Tool 6) pp31-32 Detailed Water Degradation Assessment Key informant interview on water resources (Tool 14.1) Semi-quantitative assessment of water resources (Tool 14.2) Assessment of specific water body degradation (Tool14.3) WETLAND Index for Habitat Integrity

4 RAPID ASSESSMENT OF WATER RESOURCES DEGRADATION Designed to be carried out with the Reconnaissance visit/transect walk Secondary data/information Visual observations On-site and Off-site effects/impacts

5 RAPID ASSESSMENT OF WATER RESOURCES DEGRADATION Water availability/quantity Water quality Water resource management Water policy and institutional aspects Part of the study area characterization by providing the context for the detailed assessment Identification of sites for measurements Provide good understanding of drivers, impacts and dynamics of LD/SLM

6 INDICATORS AND ASSESSMENT METHODS Rapid assessment of Water Resources Degradation (Tool 6) Detailed Water Degradation Assessment p100 Key informant interview on water resources (Tool 14.1) Semi-quantitative assessment of water resources (Tool 14.2) Assessment of specific water body degradation (Tool14.3) WETLAND Index for Habitat Integrity

7 WATER DEGRADATION ASSESSMENT Detailed assessment in areas where degradation is reported/appear to be a critical issue Degradation of water resources The effects of land degradation on water

8 WATER DEGRADATION ASSESSMENT Detailed assessment of water resources in local area combines data from Secondary data/information Focus Group Discussions (FGD) Field assessments Key informant interviews (Tool 14.1) Semi-quantitative assessment (Tool 14.2) Assessment of specific water body degradation (Tool 14.3)

9 WATER DEGRADATION ASSESSMENT Specific reference to Climatic conditions, seasonality and trends Water management practices Water allocations/access Water quality Water quantity/availability Pressure/demand on water Water use efficiency

10 INDICATORS AND ASSESSMENT METHODS Rapid assessment of Water Resources Degradation (Tool 6) Detailed Water Degradation Assessment Key informant interview on water resources (Tool 14.1) pp Semi-quantitative assessment of water resources (Tool 14.2) Assessment of specific water body degradation (Tool14.3) WETLAND Index for Habitat Integrity

11 TOOL 14.1 KEY INFORMANT INTERVIEW Survey questionnaire Information Pressures/change in demand on water resources Status and trends of water resources and the hydrological regime Impacts of changes in water quality, quantity and availability on productivity, livelihoods and the environment Responses to conserve and manage water resources

12 TOOL 14.1 KEY INFORMANT INTERVIEW Water resource status and dynamics Access/Distance Drought Risk/Incidence Flood Risk/Incidence Demand on water Efficiency of water uses

13 INDICATORS AND ASSESSMENT METHODS Rapid assessment of Water Resources Degradation (Tool 6) Detailed Water Degradation Assessment Key informant interview on water resources (Tool 14.1) Semi-quantitative assessment of water resources (Tool 14.2) pp Assessment of specific water body degradation (Tool14.3) WETLAND Index for Habitat Integrity

14 TOOL 14.2 SEMI-QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT Main assessment indicators Water quality (State) Water quantity (State) Demand on water (Pressure) Water use efficiency (Pressure)

15 SEMI-QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT Scoring system visual sub-indicators Poor quality, poor quantity and poorly managed water resources/bodies Moderate Good quality, good quantity and well-managed water resources/bodies

16 SEMI-QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT Main assessment indicator: Water quality

17 SEMI-QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT Main assessment indicator: Water quantity

18 SEMI-QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT Main assessment indicator: Demand on water

19 SEMI-QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT Main assessment indicator: Water use efficiency

20 INDICATORS AND ASSESSMENT METHODS Rapid overview of Water Resources Degradation (Tool 6) Detailed Water Degradation Assessment Key informant interview on water resources (Tool 14.1) Semi-quantitative assessment of water resources (Tool 14.2) Assessment of specific water body degradation (Tool14.3) pp WETLAND Index for Habitat Integrity

21 TOOL 14.3 DEGRADATION ASSESSMENT OF SPECIFIC WATER BODIES River/stream banks, lake shores and coasts Livestock watering points: wells, springs, dams/artificial reservoirs Wetlands

22 DEGRADATION ASSESSMENT OF SPECIFIC WATER BODIES Scoring system visual indicators Poor quality, poor quantity and poorly managed water resources/bodies Moderate Good quality, good quantity and well-managed water resources/bodies

23 DEGRADATION ASSESSMENT OF SPECIFIC WATER BODIES River/stream banks, lake shores and coasts

24 DEGRADATION ASSESSMENT OF SPECIFIC WATER BODIES Livestock watering points: wells, springs, dam/artificial reservoirs

25 DEGRADATION ASSESSMENT OF SPECIFIC WATER BODIES Wetland

26 INDICATORS AND ASSESSMENT METHODS Rapid assessment of Water Resources Degradation (Tool 6) Detailed Water Degradation Assessment Key informant interview on water resources (Tool 14.1) Semi-quantitative assessment of water resources (Tool 14.2) Assessment of specific water body degradation (Tool14.3) WETLAND Index for Habitat Integrity

27 WETLAND INDEX FOR HABITAT INTEGRITY Rapid assessment tool developed for use in the NAEHMP National Ecosystem Health Monitoring Programme Formaly: River Health Programme (RHP) River EcoStatus model Include floodplain and channelled valley bottom wetland types to be assessed Monitoring data incorporated into national monitoring programme

28 Channelled Valley Bottom and Floodplain Wetlands

29 WETLAND INDEX FOR HABITAT INTEGRITY: PRESENT ECOLOGICAL STATE (PES)

30 Wetland Index for Habitat Integrity MS Excel-based WETLAND IHI model comprise 4 modules Hydrology: Catchment + on-site effects on the hydrological regime Geomorphology: Catchment + on-site effects on the geomorphological condition Water quality: modification thresholds of Riverine IHI physico-chemical module for floodplain / channelled valley bottom wetlands - wetland biota adapted to varying water quality conditions

31 Wetland Index for Habitat Integrity Vegetation alteration: focus on the degree of alteration from the natural structure and density of the vegetation Assesses the quality, quantity and suitability of the physical environment to support the biota that is dependent on it broader level not vegetation change at a species or species richness level but considers on-site land use activities practiced - by rating their impacts and intensity

32 WETLAND INDEX FOR HABITAT INTEGRITY Output scores of WETLAND IHI model for individual modules are presented in the standard A-F ecological categories Integration of the scores of the 4 modules provide score of the overall Present Ecological State (PES) of the habitat integrity of the wetland system being examined A = Unmodified, natural F = Critically/extremely modified

33 HYDROLOGY HYDROLOGY Ranking Weighting Weighted Rating Confidence Rating (1-5) Catchment Within-wetland Effects TOTAL HYDROLOGY PES Confidence: PES %: PES Category: D

34 GEOMORPHOLOGY GEOMORPHOLOGY Importance of catchment vs on-site effects Ranking Weighting (0-100%) Weighted Score Confidence Rating (1-5) Catchment Within-wetland Effects TOTAL GOMORPHOLOGY PES Confidence: PES %: PES Category: 65.6 C 3.0

35 WATER QUALITY RATING Weighting Confidence (1-5) ph Salts Water Quality Nutrients Water Temp Turbidity Oxygen Toxics Water Quality: overall scores Rating: 2.5 Confidence: 3.0 Percentage: PES Category: D 49.3

36 VEGETATION ALTERTION VEGETATION ALTERATION - the impacts of landuse activities within the wetland on the vegetation of the wetland Estimate the impact RATING (0-5) and aerial EXTENT (0-100 %) of the various landuse activities on the wetland system Landuse Activities on the wetland Ranking Weighting Rating (0-5) Extent (0-100%) Impact Score Weighted Impact Score Confidence Rating (1-5) Mining/Excavation Infilling/Backfilling Vegetation Clearing/Loss/Alteration Weeds or Invasive plants Percentage in Reference State VEGETATION ALTERATION SCORE Confidence: PES %: PES Category: D

37 OVERALL PES SCORE OVERALL PRESENT ECOLOGICAL STATE (PES) SCORE DRIVING PROCESSES: Ranking Weighting 100 Score 2.2 Confidence Rating PES Category Notes (if the weightings are adjusted, please provide justification here Hydrology D Geomorphology C Water Quality D WETLAND LANDUSE ACTIVITIES: Vegetation Alteration Score D Weighting needs to consider the sensitivity of the type of wetland (e.g.: nutrient poor wetlands will be more sensitive to nutrient loading) OVERALL SCORE: PES % Confidence Rating PES Category: D 1.4

38 OVERALL PRESENT ECOLOGICAL STATE

39 WETLAND INDEX FOR HABITAT INTEGRITY Wetland Responders Biotic responders/groups of organisms birds, macro-invertebrates, diatoms respond to the underlying ecological condition of the particular wetland used to assess the state of the ecosystem Specialist assessments: Macro-Invertebrate Response Assessment Index (Mirai) Riparian Vegetation Response Assessment Index (Vegrai) Fish Response Assessment Index (Frai)

40 Challenges CONCLUDING REMARKS Inter-annual and seasonal variations in water availability make assessments carried out at a single point in time problematic Triangulate Direct observations and measurements Secondary data/information Qualitative information obtained from land users Build up reliable picture of water resource status and trends

41 CONCLUDING REMARKS Methods sufficiently address local assessment and impact analysis of degradation Support informed decision-making w.r.t actions for control and prevention of resource degradation (purpose: stabilization, rehabilitation, restoration) Identification of SLM practices, conservation measures and interventions Maintain ESS Productive Services Ecological Services Socio-cultural Services

42 CONCLUDING REMARKS Water Resources Degradation Assessment Robust Low confidence WETLAND Index for Habitat Integrity - RSA Current ecological state/condition of various biological and physical attributes relative to the reference state/natural or pre-impacted condition of the wetland system Threshold conditions Specialized assessments High confidence

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