n IMIESA - Water conservation : cover story

Volume 33, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 33, Issue 3, Mar 2008, p. 4 - 8
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



The graphic opposite depicts the global water scarcity projections to 2030 as quantified by Fischer and Heilig in 1997. For many years the tendency has been to resort to constructing additional infrastructure wherever the demand for water has exceeded the supply. As water use approaches its full potential however, the cost of resources development increases and the environmental impact become more pronounced. Management of the demand for water is a priority option for reconciling imbalances between requirements and has been applied with greater success by some users.

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