Response of the Tugela River, to Climate and Anthropogenic Forcing
Track: Water Resources
Authors: Simone Pretorius
This study aimed to determine the sensitivity of the Tugela River. ArcGIS was used to digitise the river from aerial photographs and track changes in land use and river channel morphology. the lateral migration of the river was also calulated. The river did undergo changes. These changes were accelerated by changes in land use. The results are important for the management of water as a natural resource such as drinking water and dam mangement.