Groundwater news roundup (June/July 2016)

Here's a roundup of some of the main stories making news in the groundwater industry.

All you need to know about boreholes

A great article for people looking into drilling a borehole on their residential properties. With quotes and photographs from BWA Members Derek Whitfield, Ben Steenkamp and J. Gey van Pittius.

Drought conditions continue to seriously affect South Africa's water supply

Umgeni Water 'extremely' worried about KZN Dams, The Mercury, 21 June 2016

Water restrictions as dam levels drop to 30 percent, Cape Times, 17 June 2016

State of drought disaster declared in 8 provinces

Richard's Bay could run dry - Department of Water and Sanitation

3 Innovation lessons from the Hippo Water Roller story

A general business-focussed story that references the Hippo Water Roller, an invention by two South Africans to help people in rural communities (particularly women) to transport water more effectively.

Minister Nomvula Mokonyane Launches Jericho Rural Water Supply Project

California's Groundwater Sustainability Challenge

Groundwater professionals in California are facing similar challenges to those we are facing in South Africa - all relating to the collection and management of data to promote sustainable water usage. In this article, researchers from Stanford surveyed groundwater professionals to better understand the biggest data challenges to implementing California’s groundwater law.