n IMIESA - Ways to manage recharge performance - water & wastewater

Volume 43 Number 10
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 43 Number 10, Oct 2018, p. 46 - 47
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)


Development of the Cape Flats Aquifer (CFA) as an emergency and long-term resource was initiated in 2017, when it was clear that Cape Town’s drought was becoming abnormally extended. Experts considered this to be a 1-in-400-year hydrological event. However, since current and future weather patterns are becoming more unpredictable, a new response to longer-term water resource management within the greater Cape Town metropolitan region was required. Going forward, the same principle now holds true for other increasingly water-scarce towns and cities in South Africa.

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