oa Agriprobe - Desalinate? New dams? : economics in the water manager's toolkit

Volume 2, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



Extracted from text ... AgriPROBE september 2005 4 Approximately 75% of our bodies is water . You cannot live without it, and yet, we seldom appreciate this invaluable resource. The Western Cape is currently experiencing a one in one hundred years drought. Together with factors such as economic growth, migration and pollution, water managers in the Western Cape stand before a challenging task: supplying a growing urban demand with safe water in a sustainable manner. They have a serious problem in this regard: options for bulk water supply alternatives (like the construction of additional dams) are extremely limited and the yield potential of suitable groundwater ..

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