Groundwater reserves in Africa may be more resilient to climate change than first thought

Groundwater reserves in Africa may be more resilient to climate change than first thought

Groundwater reserves in Africa are estimated to be 20 times larger than the water stored in lakes and reservoirs above ground. They are a vital source of drinking water in sub-Saharan Africa, where groundwater is often the only year-round supply of fresh water in rural areas.

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National Groundwater Information System (NGIS)

National Groundwater Information System (NGIS)

National Groundwater Information System (NGIS) is a portfolio of projects designed to meet increasing demands for groundwater information in a rapidly changing water business environment. The portfolio of the NGIS project includes several applications, namely NGA, CHART and the Geohydrological Reports System.

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Why did my pump stop delivering water?

Why did my pump stop delivering water?

All too often when a pump stops delivering water it is removed, repaired and reinstalled in the same conditions. A detailed and careful look at the performance history of the installation and the symptoms of failure will lead to corrective or remedial actions being taken to prevent a similar failure from occurring in the future. This process is known as a Root Cause Analysis.

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Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game

Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game

When you think of a country’s water resources, you may not realise that there are many kinds. Some is surface water, such as dams and rivers. There’s also groundwater, which includes aquifers and, in some places, artificial recharge schemes that transfer surface water below-ground to store it.

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Drilling a borehole? Here's a step-by-step guide to what you can expect and how you can prepare

Drilling a borehole? Here's a step-by-step guide to what you can expect and how you can prepare

Why do you need water? To irrigate your garden and top up the swimming pool? To provide household water to a small rural community or farm household? Or maybe even to service a multi-hectare irrigation scheme. Whatever your requirements are, nothing beats a source of cost-effective water right where it’s needed. And in most cases, that solution is a borehole.

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Stormwater innovations mean cities don't just flush rainwater down the drain

Stormwater innovations mean cities don't just flush rainwater down the drain

More than half the world’s population lives in metropolitan centres. The built environment of a city is very different from that of rural and natural areas. When it rains over a rural landscape, much of the rainwater sinks into the ground or is evaporated or transpirated by trees, crops and other plants.

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