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Geochemical assessment of groundwater quality and suitability for drinking and irrigation purposes in Newcastle, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
(University of the Western Cape, 2016)
Groundwater is one of the most valuable natural resources on earth and it forms an important part of the total water resources of South Africa. For this reason, this resource should be monitored and controlled on a regular ...
The effects of water transfer from Swakoppoort and Omatako Dams on the water quality of Von Bach Dam, Namibia
(University of the Western Cape, 2011)
In the Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia, water is transferred from Swakoppoort and Omatako Dams into Von Bach Dam to limit evaporation losses and bring water closer to the purification plant. There is a gap in the knowledge ...
Land use practices and their impact on the water quality of the Upper Kuils River (Western Cape Province, South Africa)
(University of Western Cape, 2014)
The water quality in many Cape Town Rivers and streams is a major challenge. Kuils River is subject to multiple land use impacts from upstream to downstream because of rapid urbanization in its catchment area. The main ...
A national survey of mercury levels in South Africa's water management areas
(University of the Western Cape, 2010)
This study forms part of a broader project co-funded by the Water Research Commission (WRC), and CSIR Parliamentary Grant (PG) and Strategic Research Panel (SRP) research grants, aimed at surveying selected water resources ...
Hydraulic properties of the vadose zone at two typical sites in the Western Cape for the assessment of groundwater vulnerability to pollution
(University of the Western Cape, 2007)
Aquifer vulnerability assessment is increasingly becoming a very significant basis in order to fulfill the water demands in South Africa. Knowledge of soil hydraulic properties that consists of the soil water retention and ...