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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 ...
Monitoring water quality with riparian trees along the Berg River, Western Cape
(University of the Western Cape, 2012)
Heavy metals and nutrients have long been regarded as pollutants to freshwater ecosystems. These elements have a detrimental effect on plants, animals and the water quality of rivers in South Africa. The Berg River flows ...
Assessment of raw and treated sewage using in vitro assays
(University of the Western Cape, 2014)
Water scarcity is becoming an increasingly relevant problem for urban centres, especially in Southern Africa. However, water availability is not the only concern for consumers, because water quality is just as relevant. ...
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 ...
Application of multivariate statistics and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to map groundwater quality in the Beaufort West area, Western Cape, South Africa
Groundwater in arid and semi-arid areas like the Karoo region of South Africa is an important source of domestic, agricultural and industrial source of fresh water. As a scarce resource, it requires extensive quality control ...
Water quality trends in the Eerste River, Western Cape, 1990 - 2005
(University of the Western Cape, 2006)
The Eerste River is a river system which has, over the years, been subjected to human interference. The purpose of this study was to investigatge temporal and spatial trends in the water quality of the Eerste River between ...
Toward best management practices for the growth of the abalone Haliotis midae Linnaeus on a commercial South African abalone farm
(University of the Western Cape, 2008)
Effects of catchment management on physical river condition, chemistry, hydrogeomorphology and ecosystem service provision in small coastal rivers of the Western Cape
(University of the Western Cape, 2019)
River systems are by nature complex and dynamic systems, which vary in structure and therefore function, and are closely connected to their landscapes. The primary aim of this thesis was to develop a systems operational ...
The Use of Treated Effluent for Agricultural IrrigatiOn!n the Bottelary River Area: Effluent Quality, Farmers Perception and Potential Extent
(University of the Western Cape, 2005)
The Bottelary River area is located in a Mediterranean climate region, where the agricultural sector plays an important role. During the dry summer season, there is not enough precipitation to meet the agricultural irrigation ...