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.
The prevalence of boreholes used by municipalities has increased significantly during the droughts of the last couple of years, with the expectation that weather and rainfall would become even more erratic. The following scenario was modelled to assist decision-making within this new trend, using life-cycle costing.
We can see from the over 60 000 page views and 26 679 visits that there was a great deal of interest in groundwater during 2016. And we're sure that our first volume for 2017 will not disappoint either. Read more about what's in this issue.
Volume 106 of the BWJO will be focussed on skills development in the groundwater industry. We'd love to hear from you - whether you want to submit a full article, or just a quick opinion. Find out more about the kind of content we're looking for.
South Africans increasingly want to know the facts behind our water system, and whether we are headed in right direction for a sustainable future with enough water to meet our needs. Water: Facts and Futures introduces the reader to the interesting facts behind the state of our nation’s water.
The Rural Water Supply Network has published a useful document for the groundwater industry, entitled The Code of Practice for Cost Effective Boreholes. The document explains what a "cost effective" borehole really entails.