Phase 4: Research/Information Generation

The Research/Information Generation phase provides relevant information regarding the sustainable utilisation of the water resource and the surrounding state-owned land, and serves to guide subsequent decision-making regarding the dam’s use. Understanding the status quo and characteristics of both the catchment and the ambient dam environment sets the foundation for strategic planning and the ensuing management requirements and focuses on the following:


  • Current institutional structure;

  • Bio-physical data;

  • Cultural data;

  • Socio-economic data;

  • Hydrological information; and

  • User data.