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									WRC Project K5/1778//4: Survey amongst WUAs / IBs

                                                    Please refer to the Instructions for completing the questionnaire

1.       About the irrigation water user organisation
1.1 Organisation name:

1.2 Organisation type:                                                                                   Irrigation board
                                                                                                         Water User Association
                                                                                                         Government Water Scheme
                                                                                                         Other type of organisation:
                                                                                                          Please specify:

1.3 Contact details
              Name of contact person:
              Position:
              Postal address line 1:
              Postal address line 2:
              Postal address line 3:
              Postal code:
              Tel.nr:
              Fax nr:
              E-mail:
              Website:
1.4 Province:                                                                                         Limpopo

1.5 Water management area that the organisation falls within (See map attached to Instructions):      Limpopo

1.6 DWAF regional office that the organisation falls under:                                           Centurion

1.7 Number of water users in the organisation:
2.       Water source/s from which the water users have irrigation water rights:
                                             Please mark the relevant column(s) according to Question 2.1 and then complete sections 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 for the marked columns only
                                      Column 1                   Column 2                   Column 3                    Column 4                    Column 5                    Column 6
2.1 Which of the following            Dam or weir in             Dam or weir in              River with or              Undeveloped                 Ground water                On-farm (private)
describes the sources        river from which water is river from which water is without a dam from            river (no dams or weirs)     source where water is       dams for run-off from
supplying irrigation water   released into the river to released into one or        which water is diverted from which users abstract abstracted from                   which water is abstracted
to users in the              reach the users            more canals to reach the or pumped into a              water when required and boreholes                        by the user
organisation’s area best?                               users                       pipeline to reach the      available
                                                                                    users
2.2 Name of source                River:                     River:                     River:                      River:                       Aquifer:                    Not applicable
                                  Dam:                       Dam:

2.3 Type of canal                Not applicable              lined                       Not applicable            Not applicable               Not applicable              Not applicable

2.4 Who is the                       Irrigation                  Irrigation                  Irrigation                Irrigation                   Irrigation              Not applicable
management authority of          organisation                organisation                organisation              organisation                 organisation
the water source?                    Government                  Government                  Government                Government                   Government
                                 department                  department                  department                department                   department
                                     Other type of               Other type of               Other type of             Other type of                Other type of
                                 organisation:               organisation:               organisation:             organisation:                organisation:
                                 Please specify:             Please specify:             Please specify:           Please specify:              Please specify:


2.5 How many of the last
10 years has water
supplied from the source
been subject to water
restrictions?
         3.        Water use entitlements (per water year)

                                                                            Please continue completing the columns marked in section 2 above
                                      Column 1                  Column 2                  Column 3                  Column 4                    Column 5                 Column 6
3.1.1 Scheduled irrigation
areas (ha)                       ha                        ha                          ha                       ha                         ha                       ha
          and
Water allocation from the
source (m3/ha/year)              m3/ha/year                m3/ha/year                  m3/ha/year               m3/ha/year                 m3/ha/year               m3/ha/year
             OR                        OR                        OR                         OR                        OR                         OR                       OR
3.1.2 Registered
volumetric water
allocation from the source
(m3/year)                        m3/year                   m3/year                     m3/year                  m3/year                    m3/year                  m3/year

3.2 Water charges paid to
DWAF by the water users
at present (Amount in
R/m3):

3.3 Water charges paid to
the Irrigation organisation
by the water users at                 R/m3 or                   R/m3 or                     R/m3 or                  R/m3 or                    R/m3 or                  R/m3 or
present (Amount and                   R/ha                      R/ha                        R/ha                     R/ha                       R/ha                     R/ha
unit):

3.4 Are the water use                 Full quota                Full quota                  Full quota               Full quota                 Full quota               Full quota
charges of the irrigation             Actual use                Actual use                  Actual use               Actual use                 Actual use               Actual use
organisation based on full            Other – please            Other – please              Other – please           Other – please             Other – please           Other – please
quotas or on actual use?              specify                   specify                     specify                  specify                    specify                  specify

Next question to              Continue with section 4   Continue with section 4     Continue with section    Continue with section 4      Continue with section    Continue with section
complete:                     providing answers in      providing answers in        4 providing answers in   providing answers in         5 providing answers in   6 providing answers in
                              column 1: Dam and         column 2: Dam and           column 3: River / Dam    column 4: River              column 5:                column 6: On-farm
                              River                     Canal                       and Pipeline             (undeveloped)                Groundwater schemes      dams
4.       Water control infrastructure – Dam, river, canal and pipeline schemes

                                        Column 1: Dam and River             Column 2: Dam and Canal                   Column 3: River /Dam and            Column 4: River (undeveloped)
                                                                                                                      Pipeline
4.1 Which of the following operating        Controlled pumping rates            Water request system                        Controlled abstraction rate        Controlled pumping rates
rules apply to your conveyance              Controlled pumping hours            Water available on demand                   Controlled pumping hours           Controlled pumping hours
system (river, canal or pipeline):          Off-channel (on-farm) storage       Rotational supply (fixed irrigation         On-farm storage not allowed        Off-channel (on-farm)
                                          not allowed                       turns)                                         Other – specify:                 storage not allowed
                                            Other – specify:                    Other – specify:                                                              Other – specify:

4.2 Is the inflow at the beginning of          yes                                  yes                                      yes                                 yes
the main conveyance system(s)                  no                                   no                                       no                                  no
measured?                                      not known                            not known                                not known                           not known

4.3 If yes in 4.2, what type of             Parshall flume                      Parshall flume                            Parshall flume                      Parshall flume
measuring device is used?                   If Other – specify:                 If Other – specify:                       If Other – specify:                 If Other – specify:

4.4 What is the maximum flow rate       Flow rate:                          Flow rate:                                Flow rate:                          Flow rate:
(measured or estimated) of the          and                                 and                                       and                                 and
water entering the main                 Measuring unit: m3/h                Measuring unit: m3/h                      Measuring unit: m3/h                Measuring unit: m3/h
conveyance system during peak                           OR                                   OR                                      OR                                  OR
irrigation periods? (give the value             not known                           not known                                 not known                           not known
and the correct unit of
measurement, if known)
4.5 How is water abstracted from            Private pump station                Private pump station                      Private pump station                Private pump station
the main conveyance system by a             If Other – specify:                 If Other – specify:                       If Other – specify:                 If Other – specify:
water user?
4.6 How many of these abstraction       Number:                             Number:                                   Number:                             Number:
points are there in the irrigation      Accuracy: accurate number           Accuracy: accurate number                 Accuracy: accurate number           Accuracy: accurate number
organisation area?                                     OR                                   OR                                      OR                                  OR
                                           not known                           not known                                 not known                           not known

4.7 Is the amount of water actually             Yes                                 Yes                                       Yes                                 Yes
delivered to each water user being              No                                  No                                        No                                  No
measured at present?
4.8 If yes in 4.7, what type of             Sluice gate                 Sluice gate without long weir       Mechanical flow meter           Sluice gate
measuring device is used?                   Parshall flume              Sluice gate with long weir          Electromagnetic flowmeter       Parshall flume
                                            Crump weir                  Parshall flume                      Other flowmeter- select:        Crump weir
                                            Mechanical flow meter       Crump weir                      kiloWatt-hour meter                 Mechanical flow meter
                                            Electromagnetic flowmeter   Orifice outlets                 If other device or method –         Electromagnetic flowmeter
                                            Other flowmeter- select:    Flow meter (specify type)       specify                             Other flowmeter- select:
                                        kiloWatt-hour meter             Other - specify:                                                kiloWatt-hour meter
                                        If other device or method –                                                                     If other device or method –
                                        specify:                                                                                        specify:

4.9 If yes in 4.7, is data collected     Continuously                   Continuously                     Continuously                    Continuously
continuously from the measuring          Periodically                   Periodically                     Periodically                    Periodically
device or is the device only             not known                      not known                        not known                       not known
checked periodically (for example,
weekly or monthly)?

4.10 If "continuously" in 4.9, how         daily                         daily                             daily                           daily
often is data collected from the           weekly                        weekly                            weekly                          weekly
measuring device?                          monthly                       monthly                           monthly                         monthly
                                           annually                      annually                          annually                        annually
                                           other – specify:              other – specify:                  other – specify:                other – specify:

4.11 Is there any water that leave         yes                           yes                               yes                             yes
the irrigation organisation’s area         no                            no                                no                              no
unutilised (for example, return flows
or tail ends)?
4.12 If yes, in 4.11, do you consider     little                        little                            little                          little
the amount of water leaving the
organisation’s area to be of little,
some or significant value for other
users further downstream?
4.13 Are any data collected via            yes                           yes                               yes                             yes
telemetry (radio, cell phone               no                            no                                no                              no
modems, etc)?
4.14 If yes in 4.13, why did the
organisation decide to install
telemetry?
4.15 Do you consider the                  effective                         effective                              effective                           effective
measurements in the organisation’s        adequate                          adequate                               adequate                            adequate
area to be effective, adequate or         ineffective                       ineffective                            ineffective                         ineffective
ineffective?
4.16 If "effective" in 4.15, to what
attribute or characteristic of the
measurement system would you
contribute the effectiveness of the
measurements?
4.17 What improvements would you
made regarding measurements in
the main conveyance system or at
diversion points, if possible?

5.       Water control infrastructure – Groundwater schemes

                                                                                                                                         Column 5: Groundwater schemes
5.1 Are the groundwater levels being monitored in the WUA/IB area?                                                                yes
                                                                                                                                   no

5.2 If yes in 5.1, by whom?

5.3 Are the amounts of water abstracted from the aquifer being measured?                                                            yes
                                                                                                                                     no
5.4 If yes in 5.3, what type/s of measuring devices are used?                                                                         Mechanical flow meter
                                                                                                                                      Electromagnetic flowmeter
                                                                                                                                      Other flowmeter- select: kiloWatt-hour meter
                                                                                                                                 If other device or method – specify:

5.5 What improvements would you make regarding measurement of groundwater levels or groundwater abstractions, if possible?
6.        Water control infrastructure – On-farm dams

                                                                                                                                                       Column 6: On-farm dams
6.1 Are the abstractions from on-farm dams being monitored in the irrigation organisation’s area?                                          yes
                                                                                                                                            no
6.2 If yes in 6.1, by whom?

6.3 If yes in 6.1, what type/s of measuring devices are used?                                                                                 Mechanical flow meter
                                                                                                                                              Electromagnetic flowmeter
                                                                                                                                              Other flowmeter- select: kiloWatt-hour meter
                                                                                                                                          If other device or method – specify:

6.4 What improvements would you make regarding measurements of water use from on-farm dams, if possible?



7.        Water quality aspects

Source:                       Column 1: Dam and         Column 2: Dam and canal       Column 3: River /Dam      Column 4: River             Column 5: Groundwater       Column 6: On-farm dams
                              river                                                   & Pipeline                (undeveloped)               schemes
7.1 Are any of the                Alge / Water grass        Alge / Water grass            Alge / Water grass        Alge / Water grass          Alge / Water grass          Alge / Water grass
following water quality           Sediment load             Sediment load                 Sediment load             Sediment load               Sediment load               Sediment load
problems ever                     pH                        pH                            pH                        pH                          pH                          pH
experienced with water            Chemical content          Chemical content              Chemical content          Chemical content            Chemical content            Chemical content
from any source(s):           (salts, etc.) - specify   (salts, etc.) - specify       (salts, etc.) - specify   (salts, etc.) - specify     (salts, etc.) - specify     (salts, etc.) - specify


7.2 Other water quality
problems – please
specify
8.       Management aspects

8.1 Does the irrigation organisation have enough management capacity to implement and/or operate measurement in its area, or will additional   Enough capacity
staff have to be employed to perform this function successfully?

8.2 Does the irrigation organisation employ full-time technical staff currently?                                                                  yes
                                                                                                                                                  no

8.3 If yes in 8.2, has the staff member(s) attended any of the water control training courses offered by the Department of Water Affairs and      yes
Forestry?                                                                                                                                         no
                                                                                                                                                  not known

8.4 Does the irrigation organisation have enough resources to finance water measuring implementation in its area, or will financing by         Enough resources
government or other finance agency be required?

8.5 Do you have any suggestions on how compliance with water management regulations can be encouraged and achieved - for instance who should be responsible, how can power be delegated
to the responsible parties, or how cab the National Water Act be used to achieve this?

								
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