The emergence of environmental consciousness in South Africa can be seen as a relatively recent phenomenon that has, in part, been facilitated by an increased global environmental awareness.
|Title||Education in environmental hydrology : the case for its implementation in the developing world|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1995|
|Pagination||p. 37-41: 7 tab.|
|Keywords||advocacy, campaigns, case studies, education, environmental education, environmental protection, hydrology, mass media, public relations, south africa, surface water pollution|
The emergence of environmental consciousness in South Africa can be seen as a relatively recent phenomenon that has, in part, been facilitated by an increased global environmental awareness. As a consequence, environmental issues are now taken more fully into consideration in the political, economic and social spheres of South Africa. This paper shows how these environmental issues contain significant hydrological aspects, and how, through the education of hydrologists, policy-makers and the public, the hydrological sciences can play an important role in environmental management. It examines how newspapers have reported two environmental issues: a paper mill effluent spill in the Ngodwana River, East Transvaal; and the biological water quality of the Umsindusi and Umgeni rivers between 1989-1993. Examples of increased environmental activities in South Africa are the Project WATER (Water Awareness Through Educational Response) and the introduction of a "Water Week" in the calendar.
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