Socio-economic Benefits of Ecological Infrastructure (SEBEI)

The overall objective is to develop an evidence-based integrated framework and prototype “investment case” for strengthening water-related Ecological Infrastructure (EI). The project will generate new knowledge by combining livelihoods and value chain analysis with the EI approach to water management and hydroclimatic modelling at optimum spatial resolution.

The research design is based on an inter- and transdisciplinary approach pursuing integration and scaling up across the Berg-Breede and Greater uMngeni catchments in South Africa. The catchments contain strategic water sources upstream and large cities downstream (Cape Town, Durban) with strong rural-urban linkages. Both catchments have a maximized engineered water supply system with deteriorating water quality and no further options for engineered or built (‘hard’) infrastructure (BI).





















































Danida sponsor
The project is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark through Danida under Window 2 programme.

Socio-economic Benefits of Ecological Infrastructure (SEBEI)

Project Coordinator
Niels Fold, Professor, Department Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen

From 2018-07-01 to 2020-06-30