Southern Waters Ecological Research & Consulting

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Southern Waters provides specialist skills in aquatic ecosystem assessment, and possesses many years of proven ability in this challenging and increasingly important area of environmental management. Southern Waters provides a wide range of in-house skills, as well as established working links with specialists in all related disciplines. Accordingly, Southern Waters provides professionally managed, integrated assessments of and management solutions for streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands and estuaries. Southern Waters consults throughout southern Africa and overseas.


Freshwater Ecosystems and the Importance of Flow and Sediments

The Effects of Hydropower Projects on Downstream River Ecosystems

Multi-Criteria Analysis

Riparian Vegetation

Drift Website

Southern Waters’ Senior Associate, and our colleague of 25 years, Professor Jackie King is the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate.

Two South African women have been honoured globally for protecting the planet’s precious water resources and helping to prepare action plans on global climate-change.

Dr Debra Roberts of Durban was named on 20 March as one of the world’s most influential people in setting global climate-change policies, while Dr Jackie King of Cape Town became the first South African woman to win the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize – regarded as the water community’s equivalent of an Oscar or Nobel.

River flow champion, Dr Jackie King, wins 2019 Stockholm Water Prize
Dr Jackie King is named the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for her game-changing contributions to global river management. She has advanced the scientific understanding of water flows, giving decision-makers methods and tools to assess the full range of costs and benefits when managing or developing river systems.