Rainwater harvesting is the capture, storage and use of rainwater. The beauty of it is anybody can do it and it can be adapted to local context. Each design can be customised to suit the needs of the user.
The process for water use licence applications (WULAs) is improving with an on-line system being put in place by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), according to SRK Consulting principal environmental scientist Jacky Burke, the leader of SRK’s WULA Group in Johannesburg who hosted a workshop on the topic last month.
For nearly 100 years, Mount Everest has been a source of fascination for explorers and researchers alike. While the former have been determined to conquer “goddess mother of the world” – as it is known in Tibet – the latter have worked to uncover the secrets that lie beneath its surface. Our research team is no different. We are the first group trying to develop understanding of the glaciers on the flanks of Everest by drilling deep into their interior.
In celebration of World Water Day, innovations that assist in saving water are imperative, especially in South Africa. Global firm of engineers and scientists SRK Consulting has brought water-saving closer to home with an innovative web-based app that can get individuals to reduce their domestic water use – introducing fun and competition to the exercise. WaterWar is an app that goes beyond just calculating water use; it uses peer pressure as a motivator for saving water.