Borehole Water Journal Online Magazine Volume 102, featuring articles on saving money by being mindful of drawdown in a borehole, the energy losses associated with throttle valves, water use licences, and laser technology for groundwater analysis in Sydney, Australia.
In this volume of the BWJO, we focus on the issue of energy efficiency. There are also articles on the registration and licensing of groundwater use, and laser technology to study groundwater in Sydney, Australia.
How do I register my borehole? How do I get permission to drill a borehole? These are common questions that come up from both domestic and commercial groundwater users. In this article, Ernst Bertram explains what is required in terms of the National Water Act. And one of the important factors he points out is that it’s not the borehole that’s the focus, but rather the groundwater use.
Researchers in Australia have used a laser technology to understand how groundwater connects with surface water in the Sydney Basin. The article will no doubt prove to be interesting reading for anyone in the geohydrology field here in South Africa.
The honourable MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs for KwaZulu-Natal, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, told media gathered at the opening press briefing of WISA 2016 that all options – including that of desalination – are being considered in a bid to ensure continuous water availability for South Africans.
Middelburg Mall’s water wise initiatives include conserving drinking water by making use of two boreholes on-site that supply separate water tanks which are then used for irrigation of the gardens and external cleaning of the building.