Participants actively engaged in the dialogueOn 5th May 2015, staff and students from NMMU and CSIR facilitated the Wilderness Rivers Sustainability Dialogue at Hoekwill Primary School. The workshop was entitled ‘Our rivers Our future,’ and was funded by the Water Research Commision. In total, 26 stakeholders attended including representatives from local conservancies, SANParks, local business owners, George Municipality and local farmers.

Some of the ideas brainstormed by the participantsThe group heard presentations from Dr David LeMaitre (CSIR) and Professor Dir Roux (SANParks) on the state of the rivers and stakeholders, respectively. The group then discussed how they would like the rivers to be, what options were available to achieve this and what action they planned to take.

The report for the workshop is available here.