- Fire Management
- Disaster Management
- Enterprise Development
- Job Creation
The project “Water Stewardship and BAAM implementer in Eden” assigns NIS the responsibility to administer Santam’s BAAM in the Eden area, and convene meetings with key role players in this regard. Management of the liaison and implementation of the WWF‐GIZSAB water stewardship programme with local landowners and water users in the Waboomskraal and Herold catchments.
The most direct conservation impact achieved by the Water Stewardship is the initiation of the clearing of Invasive Alien Plants (IAPs) in the Waboomskraal catchment via the Hops Farms IAPs Project. The clearing allows for the natural flora and fauna to re‐establish, whilst increasing the ecosystem service of water (availability) for the downstream farming and urban
The programme also has secondary impacts through encouraging landowner stewardship and best land management practices.
The Water Stewardship Programme therefore achieves conservation impacts in terms of ecosystem functioning and health (clearing), increased ecosystem services (increased water supply) and social impacts (increased conservation awareness in landowners).