To ensure sustainable conservation of the Knysna Estuary, the research we do is used to guide and assist management authorities. The time has come to use scientific research to effectively manage the environment we depend on and our ongoing aim is to bring science and management together.
KNYSNA ESTUARY MANAGEMENT PLATFORM (KEMP)
The Knysna Estuary Management Platform (KEMP) was established in 2015 with the aim to create a long-term monitoring programme to assist in the management of this system. Water quality is monitored on a real-time basis within all three regimes of the Knysna estuary. Read more.
MANAGEMENT THROUGH MODELLING
The Knysna Basin Project and the University of Cape Town’s Engineering Department are launching a long term hydrological modelling project of the Knysna estuary and surrounding catchments. The aim of this project is to establish a practical tool that can be used by management authorities. Read more.
The long-term study of the biodiversity of the intertidal zone of the Knysna estuary and invertebrate species that live between the low and high tide lines. Read more.