Identification, Delineation and Importance of the Strategic Water Source Areas of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland for Surface Water and Groundwater

Identification, Delineation and Importance of the Strategic Water Source Areas of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland for Surface Water and Groundwater

Strategic Water Source Areas are defined as areas of land that either: (a) supply a disproportionate quantity of mean annual surface water runoff in relation to their size; or (b) have high groundwater recharge and where the groundwater forms a nationally important resource; or (c) areas that meet both criteria (a) and (b).

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Why smart policies are key to solving the world’s clean water problems

Why smart policies are key to solving the world’s clean water problems

Around 2.5 to 3 billion people worldwide don’t have access to clean water. There are at least another 1.5 billion in developed countries who may have access to clean water, but don’t trust its quality. This article explains why smart policies are key to solving the world’s clean water problems.

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Scientists have been drilling into the ocean floor for 50 years – here's what they've found so far

Scientists have been drilling into the ocean floor for 50 years – here's what they've found so far

It’s stunning but true that we know more about the surface of the moon than about the Earth’s ocean floor. Much of what we do know has come from scientific ocean drilling – the systematic collection of core samples from the deep seabed. This revolutionary process began 50 years ago, when the drilling vessel Glomar Challenger sailed into the Gulf of Mexico on August 11, 1968 on the first expedition of the federally funded Deep Sea Drilling Project.

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SRK models sustainable solutions for brine from tailings

Working with SRK Consulting colleagues in Vancouver, Canada, SRK Consulting’s office in Cape Town has recently conducted preliminary groundwater modelling to assist a mining client in South America to find an environmentally sustainable solution for managing brine emanating from mine tailings.

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Explainer: what there is to know about South Africa's aquifers

Explainer: what there is to know about South Africa's aquifers

Many South African cities use ground water and aquifers as their main source of water. And with water scarcity an increasing threat, these sources are becoming more and more important. The Conversation Africa’s Nontobeko Mtshali spoke to Gaathier Mahed to find out more about groundwater and aquifers.

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Want to reduce your operating costs and get hugely improved reliability at your plant? Pay attention to this one thing.

Want to reduce your operating costs and get hugely improved reliability at your plant? Pay attention to this one thing.

It's not flashy, but a careful study of system curves is going to help you realise savings that are out of all proportion to the input costs. During a recent energy audit of a river pump station, the vital importance of system curves was clearly demonstrated.

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