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George (Rock) Pring, Matthew S Abosedra
1 The Orange River, the most developed international watercourse in the southern Africa region, is rapidly running out of sufficient water, despite having some of the world’s largest water projects (International Watercourses). Water scarcity, out-of-basin diversions, and unequal distribution of water resources increasingly inhibit agricultural, municipal, and industrial sustainable development in the region (Heyns 1). Factors contributing to water stress include the arid/semi-arid climate, high population growth, increasing urbanization, South Africa’s hydrologic...