Ensuring optimum system performance from a groundwater installation in sandy conditions requires planning and specific skills. This article explains the implications of pumping water with a high TSS value, and what can be done if you are faced with a "sandy borehole".
Read about some of the takeaways from a Water Research Commission (WRC) workshop entitled “The Sediment Conundrum” that aimed to discuss and develop an integrated approach that can lead to better coordination in the monitoring and management of contaminated sediments.
Journalists and the general public are asking many questions about the Western Cape drought. What is meant by a drought? Why is the drought happening? Where exactly is the drought occurring? Is this drought caused by climate change? Could it have been predicted? Should we not expect it given Cape Town’s climate?
More recently, however, questions tend to be about how wet the coming year is expected to be. Is it going to be as dry as this past year? Is this drought “The New Normal“?
SANS 10299: Development, maintenance and management of groundwater resources was the result of a project initiated by the BWA in 1996 to have a set of standards for borehole construction. Find what each standard covers, and how you can order electronic copies.
Cape Verde, the small island archipelago nation off Africa’s northwest coast, has set itself a very bold renewable energy target. As part of its “sustainable energy for all” agenda, it has pledged to obtain 100% of its electricity from renewable resources by 2025.
We need to unlock more water resources and drive efficiency in our existing supplies to stimulate the economy and job growth, but the challenges we face are not only on the supply-side but also on the demand-side.
Stellenbosch University is working to reduce its water-footprint. Not only will this provide urgent relief to the Stellenbosch municipal water supply, but it will also serve as a blueprint for many other institutions and businesses exploring ways of conserving this important resource.