Groundwater-dependent ecosystem dynamics in transboundary aquifer settings - a case study in the Tuli-Karoo aquifer

Knowledge of the nature and extent of groundwater-dependent ecosystems (GDE) at an aquifer scale enables incorporating ecological water requirements in integrated groundwater resource management activities, including transboundary aquifer cases (TBA). This way, sustainable groundwater management and functional ecosystem services can be achieved. Therefore, understanding groundwater- ecosystems-surface water interactions is crucial for assessing resources’ resilience or susceptibility towards certain impacts.