These towns survive on prayer... and borehole water

These towns survive on prayer... and borehole water

In an article entitled "When Towns Run Dry", Oxpeckers.org profiles the town of Calvinia, together with neighbouring Nieuwoudtville and Loeriesfontein, which have been hard-hit by the drought. These towns are relying almost exclusively on borehole water for their water supply.

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Scenarios for the Future of Water in South Africa

Scenarios for the Future of Water in South Africa

WWF-SA and BCG held a workshop with industry, government representatives and water sector leaders to explore two key uncertainties in our water future - the availability of water and the state of governance of the sector.  Download the report so that you and your organisation can use the scenarios to consider what part you can play to help South Africa overcome the current crisis, as well as prepare for and even shape the future of freshwater supplies in South Africa.

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South Africa's "parched prospects" and what we can do to quench the thirst

South Africa's "parched prospects" and what we can do to quench the thirst

An overview and short analysis of the report carried out by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) with the Water Research Commission (WRC) entitled "Parched Prospects II: A revised long-term water supply and demand forecast for South Africa".

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Johannesburg Water and the Borehole Water Association sign MOU

Johannesburg Water and the Borehole Water Association have signed a Memorandum of Understanding covering a plan to promote the drilling of boreholes as an alternative source of water.

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Urban water supply: Are we walking on the solution?

As part of the Borehole Campaign launch on 3 February 2016, BWA Executive Committee Member, John Tonkin did a presentation to the media. John pointed out some of the benefits of using groundwater and outlined the BWA's role in the Borehole Campaign. Here are some of the key points from the presentation.

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