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Table 5.

Roll-out of RDM in catchments.

AreaRDM implementationaGroundwater progress
Upper Vaal
Middle Vaal
Lower Vaal 
Proposed classes of water resources were gazetted on 19 September 2014  WRC GRDM study (Hobbs et al., 2013) 
Crocodile (West) Marico  WRC Maloneys Eye study (Wiegmans et al., 2013) 
Mokolo & Matlabas  WRC Case study for Manual (Dennis et al., 2013) 
Mvoti–Umzimkulu Classification Project Water resource classes proposed for Mvoti and Umkhomazi catchments
Groundwater, Wetlands, River and Estuary RQO determination
Public meeting planned for October 2015 
DWS (2015a, 2015b) 
Olifants-Doorn Water resource classes gazetted October 2014
Legal notices containing both classes and RQO were published for a further 60-day consultation
RQOs are currently legally reviewed 
GEOSS Technical Report (DWA, 2012a) 
Olifants and Vaal RQO Project Draft RQOs have been determined
Now prepared for gazetting for 60-day public commenting period 
DWS (2015a, 2015b) 
Incomati Classification and RQO Project Draft water resource classes and RQOs have been determined
Public meeting March 2015
RQOs prepared for gazetting for 60-day public commenting period 
DWS (2015a, 2015b) 
Letaba Classification and RQO Project Draft water resource classes and RQOs have been determined
Public meeting June 2014
RQOs prepared for gazetting for 60-day public commenting period 
WSM Leshieka Report (DWS, 2014) 
AreaRDM implementationaGroundwater progress
Upper Vaal
Middle Vaal
Lower Vaal 
Proposed classes of water resources were gazetted on 19 September 2014  WRC GRDM study (Hobbs et al., 2013) 
Crocodile (West) Marico  WRC Maloneys Eye study (Wiegmans et al., 2013) 
Mokolo & Matlabas  WRC Case study for Manual (Dennis et al., 2013) 
Mvoti–Umzimkulu Classification Project Water resource classes proposed for Mvoti and Umkhomazi catchments
Groundwater, Wetlands, River and Estuary RQO determination
Public meeting planned for October 2015 
DWS (2015a, 2015b) 
Olifants-Doorn Water resource classes gazetted October 2014
Legal notices containing both classes and RQO were published for a further 60-day consultation
RQOs are currently legally reviewed 
GEOSS Technical Report (DWA, 2012a) 
Olifants and Vaal RQO Project Draft RQOs have been determined
Now prepared for gazetting for 60-day public commenting period 
DWS (2015a, 2015b) 
Incomati Classification and RQO Project Draft water resource classes and RQOs have been determined
Public meeting March 2015
RQOs prepared for gazetting for 60-day public commenting period 
DWS (2015a, 2015b) 
Letaba Classification and RQO Project Draft water resource classes and RQOs have been determined
Public meeting June 2014
RQOs prepared for gazetting for 60-day public commenting period 
WSM Leshieka Report (DWS, 2014) 

aInterdepartmental Inland Ecosystem Liaison Committee Meeting (April 2015).

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