GLOSSARY OF TERMS

  • ADWF - Annual Dry Weather Flow
  • ASGISA - Accelerated Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa
  • BBBEE - Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment
  • BEE - Black Economic Empowerment
  • BSC - Balanced Scorecard
  • CBO - Community Based Organisation
  • CCMA - Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration
  • CIDB - Construction Industry Development Board
  • CMA - Catchment Management Agency
  • CN - Cyanide
  • COD - Chemical Oxygen Demand
  • COSATU - Congress of South African Trade Unions
  • CWSS - Community Water Supply and Sanitation
  • DAEA - Department of Agriculture and Environmental Affairs
  • DEAT - Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism
  • DI - Disabling injury
  • DM - District Municipality
  • DWAF - Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
  • EPWP - Environmental Assessment Practitioner
  • EE - Employment Equity
  • EES - External Education Services
  • EESC - Employment Equity Steering Committee
  • EIA - Environmental Impact Assessment
  • EMP - Environmental Management Plan
  • EMS - Environmental Management System
  • EXCO - Executive Committee
  • FSL - Full Supply Level
  • GRI - Global Reporting Initiative
  • GCM - Global Climate Model
  • HDI - Historically Disadvantaged Individual
  • HLP - High Lift Pump
  • ILO - International Labour Organisation
  • ISO - International Organisation for Standardisation
  • KZN - KwaZulu-Natal
  • LED - Local Economic Development
  • LRA -Labour Relations Act
  • m.a.s.l - Mean above sea level
  • MDGs - Millenium Development Goals
  • MMTS - Mooi-Mgeni Transfer Scheme
  • Ml - Megalitre (1 000 000 litres)
  • MIG - Municipal Infrastructure Grant
  • NEHAWU - National Education and Health Allied Workers’ Union
  • NEMA - National Environmental Management Act
  • NETU - National Employees’ Trade Union
  • NGO - Non-government Organisation
  • NOSA - National Occupational Safety Association
  • NWA - National Water Act
  • OA - Oxygen Absorbed
  • OSH - Occupational Safety and Health
  • PFMA - Public Finance Management Act
  • PDGs - Provincial Growth and Development
  • PSEDS - Spatial Economic Development Strategy
  • RAWSP - Rural Areas Water and Sanitation Plan
  • RDP - Reconstruction and Development Programme
  • RHP - River Health Programme
  • SABS - South African Bureau of Standards
  • SADC - Southern Africa Development Community
  • SAMWU - South African Municipal Workers’ Union
  • SASS - South African Scoring System
  • SHE - Safety, Health and Environment
  • SHEQ - Safety, Health, Environment and Quality
  • SoE - State of the Environment
  • SOG - Soap, Oil and Grease
  • SR - Severity Rate
  • SRP - Soluble Reactive Phosphorus
  • SS - Suspended Solids
  • TLC - Transitional Local Councils
  • UW - Umgeni Water
  • WfW - Working for Wate
  • WRC - Water Research Commission
  • WSA - Water Services Authority
  • WW - Waterworks
  • WWW - Wastewater Works