Purpose of the Project

The project has already drawn together a cross-sectoral city team to work together to investigate what it means to implement climate adaptation planning at the scale of a catchment. Sectors currently represented in the team include the Coastal Stormwater and Catchment Management Department (focusing on wetland rehabilitation and stormwater management), Economic Development Unit’s ‘Green Corridor Project’ (focusing on job creation and social upliftment through initiatives such as rehabilitation of open space, effective management of public open spaces and creation of sport and recreational opportunities), eThekwini Water Services Unit (focused on monitoring water quality and investigating energy efficient wastewater treatment works), PINK (Phoenix, Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu) ABM (focusing on social and economic issues), Framework Planning (focused on planning issues such as densification) and the Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department (focused on the overall climate change adaptation objectives, and the coordination of the project). In 2013, funding for this programme was received from the German Federal Ministry. The funding period came to an end in December 2016 and final reports (including learnings from project implementation) are available on request.

For more information on this project, or to access final reports, please contact joanne.douwes@durban.gov.za.