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Wetland Rehabilitation Guidelines

Updated on February 13, 2017

Designed as a user-friendly resource for specialists, mining houses and regulators, the guide builds on existing information to provide a consolidated approach towards wetland rehabilitation within the specific constraints and opportunities presented by mining landscapes. The application of this guideline will enable rehabilitation to leave a meaningful and lasting legacy that will, to some extent,  … Read more

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High risk wetlands atlas for Mpumalanga

Updated on February 7, 2017

The atlas brings together the relevant biodiversity data in a format that enables both mining companies and regulators to be better informed during their planning and decision-making processes. The atlas identifies key wetland landscapes in the study area that are particularly important or irreplaceable in terms of biodiversity, water resource management and other ecosystem services.  … Read more

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A case study on the impact of rehabilitation measures on wetlands impacted by acid mine drainage

Updated on February 7, 2017

The Working for Wetlands funded the rehabilitation of the degraded Zaalklapspruit wetland, which receives mining-derived pollutants, while the project team determined if the wetland’s improved hydrological functioning enhanced its ability to reduce the levels of these pollutants. The results showed a significant reduction in most pollutants following rehabilitation and a substantial return on the initial  … Read more

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