How to report an incident affecting a wetland

Report incidents that are affecting wetlands in your area.
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Marc de Fontaine
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How to report an incident affecting a wetland

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Post by Marc de Fontaine » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:09 am

In order for information to be captured correctly, please use the following headings listed below whenever reporting an incident. Copy and paste the text below and create a new topic with this information.

Please attach any relevant documents or pictures to your post. Please note that GPS coordinates are essential to this reporting system.

Name and Surname
Contact number
Email address
Local Authority*
Address*
GPS Coordinates or "What3Words"*
Date of incident*
Description of incident*

* Required fields
Senior Water Quality Advisor Vaal Barrage Catchment, Rand Water
Secretary, South African Wetland Society

WillemLubbe
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Re: How to report an incident affecting a wetland

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Post by WillemLubbe » Sat May 19, 2018 5:59 pm

Hi Marc and co-Wetlanders

Wouldn't it be worthwhile investigating the potential to display regulatory authorisations such as WUL's and GA's on a GIS opensource platform such as e.g. BGIS ?... This would potentially increase the likelihood to pickup on unregulated activities detrimental to watercourses without sacrificing bureaucratic resources and avoid duplication of effort to distinguish between valid vs invalid crisis reporting.....

Marc de Fontaine
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Re: How to report an incident affecting a wetland

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Post by Marc de Fontaine » Wed May 23, 2018 7:07 am

Hi Willem,

I would agree. Can you provide more information as to how this would be done?
Senior Water Quality Advisor Vaal Barrage Catchment, Rand Water
Secretary, South African Wetland Society

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