University taps into JG Afrika’s expertise to ensure water security

University taps into JG Afrika’s expertise to ensure water security

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.

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Is Cape Town's drought the new normal?

Is Cape Town's drought the new normal?

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“?

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SANS 10299: Development, maintenance and management of groundwater resources

SANS 10299: Development, maintenance and management of groundwater resources

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.

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Cape Verde's goal is 100% renewable energy by 2025. Why it may just do it.

Cape Verde's goal is 100% renewable energy by 2025. Why it may just do it.

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.

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Rising above the silos

Rising above the silos

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.

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Groundwater news roundup (May/Jun 2017)

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.