Ensuring reliable groundwater supply in rural areas

A recently completed Water Research Commission (WRC) study has looked to improve the sustainability of rural groundwater supply. The study has confirmed the potential of groundwater as a sustainable water supply for rural community on condition that operating rules are maintained. 

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Know Your Water: sustainable groundwater research

As drought grips large parts of South Africa, the importance of groundwater as a secure source of water for domestic and agricultural needs has become clear. However, whilst many people think of groundwater as an unlimited resource, groundwater does have a finite limit and needs to be managed sustainably to ensure future supply. Help contribute to a nationwide citizen science project to predict our groundwater's sustainability by determining how much of our groundwater is dependent on rainfall.

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