Level 5 Water Restrictions implemented by the City of Cape Town are explained.Read More
If I think back to the many pump installation failures I’ve seen, the idea of "silo mentality" is a common thread running through most of them. Many installations fail due to poor or non-existent communication or lack of a teamwork ethic. In this article, you'll learn some strategies to break down organisational silos so that you, your team, and your organisation, can become more productive.Read More
The Women in Water Empowerment Programme’s (WWEP) goal is to provide support to women-owned and led enterprises to be effective and efficient in delivering water and sanitation-related services to the publicRead More
The story of the business sector and its water security is essentially the story of our urban water supply. Businesses are sensitive to drought, especially when key components of their operations are dependent upon water at a specific quality and time.Read More
Cape Town is almost entirely dependent on surface water from six main storage dams. But if the city and the region is to avert its current water crisis, alternative water supplies need to be added.Read More
Groundwater from non-polluted areas is generally safe for domestic purposes - to drink, prepare food, wash clothes, bath and water the garden. But how can we be sure that the chemical, microbiological and physical properties of water are acceptable for domestic users?Read More
Here's a roundup of some of the main stories making news in the groundwater industry
RESIDENTIAL WATER RESTRICTIONS EXPLAINED
Cape Town is in a water scarce region and is currently in the midst of a very serious drought. We need your help to conserve our precious resource and we need to work together to help change the way we use our water.
GREYWATER GUIDELINES FOR HOME GARDENS IN GAUTENG
Greywater presents a potentially suitable water resource that can be used for irrigating certain plants such as flowers, shrubs, trees and lawns in home gardens. But what is greywater?
HERE’S WHERE TO FIND DATA ON CAPE TOWN’S WATER CRISIS
The City of Cape Town does a good job of providing basic information about the city’s dwindling water supply. Dam levels are updated weekly on the municipality’s site, which also provides information on all the dams providing water to the city. Announcements about the water crisis via electronic billboards and media releases on radio and newspapers presumably reach most residents. The recent drop in water consumption suggests the City’s messaging has some effect.
ISRAELI AND AMERICAN RESEARCHERS DEVELOP NOVEL MEMBRANE FILTRATION METHODS TO FILL A CRITICAL NEED WORLDWIDE
A team of Israeli, German and US researchers have developed novel ultrafiltration membranes that significantly improve the process of removing viruses from treated municipal wastewater used as drinking water by cities suffering water shortages.
Even though they have very different weather patterns, there's a lot a city like Cape Town, which is experiencing the worst drought in 100 years, can learn from Windhoek and how the city has conquered multiple water crises.Read More
Level 4B water restrictions were approved by the City of Cape Town with effect from 1 July 2017 due to the decreasing dam levels and insufficient rainfall. Find out more about the four levels of the City of Cape Town's Water Restrictions.Read More
Recent regulations from the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) will hopefully overcome the long delays in securing water use licences, and allow more streamlined implementation of projects. Read more about the implications of these new regulations.Read More
Groundwater is playing a major role in supplementing water supply in the region, which largely is still suffering the consequences of the drought. Read more about this and other issues which we cover in this issue of the BWJO.Read More
So the borehole is drilled and now it’s time to install a borehole pump. In this article, we go through the factors that a reputable pump installer would consider when selecting a pump for a borehole installation. The aim is that you, the end-user, understand why a particular pump has been selected for your borehole.Read More
WWF-SA and BCG held a workshop with industry, government representatives and water sector leaders to explore two key uncertainties in our water future - the availability of water and the state of governance of the sector. Download the report so that you and your organisation can use the scenarios to consider what part you can play to help South Africa overcome the current crisis, as well as prepare for and even shape the future of freshwater supplies in South Africa.Read More