Groundwater news roundup (Jan 2017/Feb 2017)

Here's a roundup of some interesting stories in the groundwater industry.


SA NEEDS SKILLS TO TAP INTO GROUNDWATER

In the absence of an immediate solution to Cape Town’s water woes, groundwater can become a solution for the deepening crisis that began six months ago.


WESTERN CAPE SHOULD EXPLORE GROUNDWATER AS A POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO ITS WATER WOES

In the absence of an immediate solution to Cape Town’s water woes, groundwater can become a perfect panacea for the city’s deepening water crisis that have affected the Mother City in the past six months.


HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR GROUNDWATER

Groundwater, which flows out of sight through aquifers beneath our feet, is one of the Nation’s most important natural resources. In recognition of National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 5–11, 2017, here’s an opportunity to put your knowledge of this vital resource to the test!


NATIONAL WATER WEEK 2017 - 20 TO 26 MARCH

The National Water Week is an awareness week campaign by the Department of Water and Sanitation which serves as a powerful campaign mechanism re-iterating the value of water, the need for sustainable management of this scarce resource and the role water plays in eradicating poverty and under-development in South Africa.


'GOOD VIBRATION' HAND PUMPS BOOST AFRICA'S WATER SECURITY

The simple up-and-down motion of hand pumps could help scientists secure a key water source for 200 million people in Africa.


THE QUALITY OF THE NATION’S GROUNDWATER: PROGRESS ON A NATIONAL SURVEY

The U.S. Geological Survey is near the midpoint of a complex undertaking to survey the quality of the nation’s largest drinking-water resource. From 2012 – 2023, the USGS is assessing groundwater throughout the country through extensive sampling.


FOUR MAPS THAT SHOW THE EXTENT OF THE CAPE TOWN WATER CRISIS

With around 113 days of usable water left in Cape Town, residents have been urged to perform a leak check on their property to make sure they are not letting excess water (and their money) “run down the drain”.