While climate change makes dramatic changes to weather and ecosystems on the surface, the impact of climate change on the world’s groundwater is likely to be delayed, representing a challenge for future generations.
Groundwater has often been seen as the underground resource that never runs out. This “out of sight out of mind” attitude means wells and boreholes are indiscriminately sunk and that groundwater is abused by the public and even by governments. This is exacerbated in times of drought and even more pronounced in arid areas.
The WRC has created South Africa’s first water-focused graphic novel series. The novel is aimed at children aged between 11 and 15. It is envisaged that this graphic novel series will go a long way towards sharing the South African water story with a new generation of South Africans in a language with which that they can identify.
Starting small as a “one-man show” in 1993, the world-class Pietermaritzburg office of engineers and scientists SRK Consulting has served its region and beyond with projects as diverse as drought relief, water reticulation, stormwater infrastructure, tailings dams, waste management and cemetery planning and developments.