McCarthy on the Okavango Delta

Excerpts from Professor Terence McCarthy’s Science for the River lecture, Maun, Botswana, 12 May 2011.

Professor Terence McCarthy presents his lecture, The Okavango Delta and its Place in the Evolution of the Southern African Landscape at the first of the OKACOM Seminar Series, Science for the River. The lecture has been organized in partnership with the Okavango Research Institute and Wilderness Safaris.Professor Terence “Spike” McCarthy shared his years of research experience in the Okavango Delta in the first Science for the River seminar series event in Maun, Botswana on 12 May 2011. Jointly organized by the OKACOM Secretariat, the University of Botswana’s Okavango Research Institute and Wilderness Safaris, this event brought Professor Terence  McCarthy of the University of the Witwatersrand to Maun to deliver his Alex du Toit Memorial Lecture on the Okavango Delta. The talk looks at how the Delta formed, how it works and how geological processes currently in place will ultimately destroy it. View excerpts from the lecture:

Arrival of the flood in the 90s in Maun
The Break-up of Gondwana and Development of the Southern African Landscape
Delta Morphology
Failing Channels in the Delta
Flood Cycle
Formation of Salty Islands in the Delta
The Future of the Delta
Impact of Structures across the Channels of the Delta
Introduction: Science for the River Seminar Series
The Nature of Delta Channels
Solution to the Water Supply in the Region through the Delta ( Kgosi Tawana )
Where Does the Water Go

See photos of the lecture event.

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