The impact of State-of-Rivers reporting on people's attitudes towards river conservation: A case study of the Buffalo and Hartenbos & Klein Brak Catchments in South Africa


The primary purpose of this study was to determine the impact of the distribution of SoR reporting: how widely the SoR materials were distributed in the catchments; whether the recipients of the SoR
material gained new knowledge of the factors that negatively impact on rivers; and whether they gained a better understanding of the importance of prudent river management and conservation.
This study also attempts to determine whether attitudes 2 and human behaviour changes took place and if they were linked to SoR reporting in the catchments.


Evaluation Number:
Report Approval:
Sunday, 01 March 2009
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Initiated By:
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Undertaken By:
W Strydom, CSIR
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Evaluation Area:
National Outcome:
National Outcome 1: Improved quality of basic education.
National Outcome 10: Environmental assets and natural resources that are well protected and continually enhanced.
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Evaluation Documents

File Name
62 EQAT 20130320 rb_mb.pdf
State of Rivers_Strydom.pdf 62.pdf

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