n IMIESA - Is our groundwater treated like gold? : groundwater

Volume 34, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
  • Author
  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 34, Issue 4, Apr 2009, p. 38 - 40
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



South Africa, which characteristically has a very low average annual precipitation in comparison to the global average, is therefore particularly vulnerable. Groundwater, therefore, is becoming more valuable than gold. Due to the increasing value of this limited resource, its quality has become of paramount importance. Fortunately, monitoring groundwater has become a relatively easy task by using globally recognised and standardised test methods in accredited laboratories.

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