FINAL OPPORTUNITY TO REGISTER for the SWSA Network Engagement 15 November 2022

Dear valued Stakeholder,

A reminder to RSVP for the 3rd Strategic Water Source Areas (SWSA) Network engagement, if you have not done so yet. The SWSA Network engagements are designed to be collective learning events that bring together stakeholders from across the Garden Route Biosphere Reserve (GRBR), to share knowledge and information about key aspects of our SWSAs and related projects in the landscape. This is the first in-person network engagement in the Eastern Cape, and we encourage you to share this invitation widely with your networks.

The engagement will be a hybrid event that will take place from 10h00 to 15h00 on the 15th of November 2022. In person participants will be hosted at the Mentors Country Estate just off the N2, and close to Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape. Virtual participants will be hosted on the TEAMS virtual meeting platform. The programme for the event will include the following presentations.


Presentation Speaker
Water & human well-being:  The influence of water on the human psyche: Three scenarios, three psychological perspectives. Prof Hendri Coetzee (Nature’s Valley Trust)
Water & risk: Taking a look at what’s happening in our catchments, with a focus on the Kabeljous river. Dr Wentzel Coetzer (Conservation Outcomes)
Water & economy: “Whiskey is for the Drinking and Water for the Fighting” (Mark Twain): Managing Water Scarcity in the Gamtoos Valley. Rienette Colesky (Gamtoos Irrigation Board)
Water rights & responsibilities: Adaptive learning in environmental water management: experience implementing the Crocodile river’s ecological reserve in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Robin Petersen (SANParks)


Please register for the event by Tuesday 8 November 2022 by emailing Ms Aneri Roos at and let us know if you will be attending in person or virtually for booking and catering purposes.

We look forward to your participation at the event.

Garden Route Biosphere Reserve
Facilitation team