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Can payments be used to manage South African watersheds sustainably and fairly? A legal review

The paper identifies the opportunities for, and potential constraints to, developing and implementing markets for catchment environmental services in South Africa. The review primarily focuses on the National Water Act which provides the overarching framework for the protection, use, conservation, and management of the nation’s water resources. It also explores the opportunities and constraints offered by the National Environmental Management Act.

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  • IIED code: G00382
  • Published: Sep 2005 - IIED
  • Area: South Africa
  • Theme: Water
  • Language: English

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