Municipal Environmental Profiles For 44 District Municipalities

Scope:

  • Develop a 5-year support plan for environmental challenges.
  • High-resolution publication quality profiles.
  • Posters.
  • GIS database, thematic maps, graphs and statistics.

Client: Department of Environmental Affairs

Date: 2017 - 2018

The National Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) appointed GeoAfrika Technologies, in associated with WSP Environmental, to undertake the compilation of municipal environmental profiles for all 44 District Municipalities in South Africa. The aim of this was to provide a better context of the municipal environment and to provide them with a tool to assist and inform development planning. The information compiled was fed into the State of Environment and Environmental Outlook reporting. Seven distinct thematic areas were applied to form the basis for the environmental profiles: biodiversity, waste management, climate risk and vulnerability, climate change and mitigation, air quality, environmental protection and environmental governance.