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_Orange-Senqu basin (5)

Web Mapping development : Rivers Network

Source RAMSAR sites :https://rsis.ramsar.org

Source "Protected Areas" :World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), a join project of IUCN and UNEP - March 2018

Source Dams Data Base - GRanDv1 : Lehner, B., C. Reidy Liermann, C. Revenga, C. Vorosmarty, B. Fekete, P. Crouzet, P. Doll, M. Endejan, K. Frenken, J. Magome, C. Nilsson, J.C. Robertson, R. Rodel, N. Sindorf, and D. Wisser. 2011. Global Reservoir and Dam Database, Version 1 (GRanDv1): Dams, Revision 01. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). SEDAC

Source Rainfall :WorldClim Version 2 - Mean average rainfall (mm) -period 1970-2000 resolution 5 minutes (approx 100 km2)

Source Population Data Base: Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2017. Gridded Population of the World, Version 4 (GPWv4): Population Count, Revision 10. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) Accessed 23 Feb 2018. These data were treated afterwards by Rivers Network to fit with river basin limits and formated for web maps purposes. The density ranking is based on the DN values from SEDAC data base.

The Orange-Senqu River basin is located in southern Africa, encompassing all of Lesotho, a large portion of South Africa, southern Namibia and southwestern Botswana. The Orange-Senqu RAK supports capacity development and the sustainable management of the environment and resources within the basin.

According to The Functions, Framework and Personnel Size of the Ministry of Water Resources (State Document No. 87, 1998) approved by the State Council, the laws and the regulations concerned, the Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) is an agency of the Ministry of Water Resources in charge of the Yellow River basin and the inland river basins in such province as Xinjiang, Qinghai, Gansu and Inner Mongolia. YRCC, on behalf of the Ministry of Water Resources, takes on the responsibilities of water administration in these basins.

Recent South Africa