Aquatic Ecosystems – Links & Documents | The Water Page

Ecosystems in law and policy:History and detail of the South African water policy on aquatic ecosystems – “Moving towards sustainability – The ecological Reserve and its role in implementation of South Africa’s water policy” – Heather MacKay.South African Water PolicySouth African Water Act (particularly Chapter 3) The recent EU Framework Directive on Water (Directive 2000/60/EC), which includes a detailed classification system for water resources, based on ecological conditionThe Murray-Darling Basin (Australia) Commission’s Cap on river diversions in order to protect the riverine environment The South Australia Water Plan, which goes into some detail on the proposed management of water for aquatic ecosystemsScientific tools: