iWaGSS - Work package 3: Reservoir modelling and management of the Phalaborwa Barrage

  • contact:

    Dr. Peter Oberle

  • funding:



  • Partner:

    Overall project:
    University Witten/Herdecke (IEEM); Ruhr University Bochum (U+Ö); Karlsruhe Institut of Technology (KIT); Center for Development Research (ZEF); LAR Process Analysers AG (LAR); Disy information systems GmbH (DISY); Global Water Franchise Agency (GWFA); DIE GEWÄSSER-EXPERTEN!; further sputh-african partners (AWARD; CSIR; DST; DWS; LNW; SAEON; SanParks; Water research comission);

  • startdate:

    01.05.2017 – 30.04.2020

    (verlängert bis Ende 2020)

Analysis and modelling of the Phalaborwa Barrage, which is strongly influenced by sedimentation and serves as a local drinking and industrial water reservoir. Due to the location of the project area close to the Kruger National Park, the evaluation and optimisation of water management measures against an ecological background is necessary, particularly with regard to the increasingly frequent drought phases.