n IMIESA - Water, the burning issue : editorial comment

Volume 41, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0257-1978



With eight of South Africa's nine provinces declared disaster areas because of the prevailing drought, water is a key issue. Maximising the societal and economic benefits from existing water sources is a top priority. But, besides the lack of rain, water loss - through ageing infrastructure - and water pollution - through irresponsible water management - are the main culprits in reducing the availability of water. In this issue of IMIESA, we look at pipe deterioration and the causes thereof in the different pipe technologies. The useful article gives a few good pointers.

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