Base Line Data Collection
CWBR is becoming known as a Research Hub. Researchers, Universities, members of the public, municipalities and businesses request information from CWBR. On many issues, such as conservation, water resources, pollution, community issues and alien clearing. CWBR can offer answers to many of these queries either through its own research or by linking with partners and contacts who have the necessary information.
For example, CWBR has developed a project to collect up to date baseline data using drone technology. The information produced is open source and shared with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Cape Nature, The African Climate Change Development Initiative (ACDI), Socio-Economic Benefits of Investing in Ecological Infrastructure (SEBEI), Municipalities and other conservation and development organizations.
The CWBR is also involved with ACDI in ground-level research investigating the topography of riverbanks. The aim is to understand river and water resources and how they can be conserved effectively for water preservation and use. Investigations are continuing regarding the possible use of drone information to further this research.