The scientific and conservation service of the KNP supports the administration of the national park in multiple tasks to preserve and protect biodiversity in all South African national parks. In particular, KNP focusses on the research of the savanna and arid regions. The department of KNP Conservation Service, which is responsible for water management, has expressed an urgent need of operative governance concepts as well as it has offered an active participation in developing and implementing those concepts. iWaGSS will draw on established regional networks of SANParks to include local stakeholders in the project. In addition to that, SANParks has committed to contribute own resources (staff, establishments, etc.) to support the project.