Enhancing Water Security – Restoring and Maintaining of the Upper End of the Water Value Chain

Authors:
Christo Marais

Publication Date:
2019

Abstract/Summary:
This is a keynote talk from the SER 2019 World Conference plenary “Landscape Restoration for Water Security.” The speaker is Christo Marais, the Chief Director of Natural Resource Management Programmes at the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries. He is responsible for the Working for Water, Working on Fire, Working for Wetlands, Working for Ecosystems, and Working for Forests programmes at a national level. In addition to WfW, Christo has played a leading role in the development of investments in ecological infrastructure and delivery of ecosystem services through his involvement in: the Forest Trends – Katoomba Group; the International Ecosystem Services Partnership Conferences; establishment of the Drylands Medupi Leadership Initiative aimed at restoring degraded areas in the Lephalale; and the development of a land user incentives programme within DEFF to unlock private sector resources.

Resource Type:
SER2019

Source:
Society for Ecological Restoration