Involvement of stakeholders in the water quality monitoring and surveillance system: The case of Mzingwane Catchment, Zimbabwe

Nare, L and Love, D and Hoko, Z (2006) Involvement of stakeholders in the water quality monitoring and surveillance system: The case of Mzingwane Catchment, Zimbabwe. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, 31 (15-16). pp. 707-712. ISSN 1474-7065

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Abstract

Stakeholder participation is viewed as critical in the current water sector reforms taking place in the Southern African region. In Zimbabwe, policies and legislation encourage stakeholder participation. A study was undertaken to determine the extent of stakeholder participation in water quality monitoring and surveillance at the operational level, and also to assess indigenous knowledge and practices in water quality monitoring. Two hundred and forty one questionnaires were administered in Mzingwane Catchment, the portion of the Limpopo Basin that falls within Zimbabwe. The focus was on small users in rural communities, whose experiences were captured using a questionnaire and focus group discussions. Extension workers, farmers and NGOs and relevant sector government ministries and departments were also interviewed and a number of workshops held...

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Catchment management; Participatory management; Stakeholder participation; Water quality monitoring
Subjects: Others > Soil Science
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 21 May 2014 07:59
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 07:59
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/8033
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pce.2006.08.037
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