n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - We never know the true value of water until the well is dry - market contribution

Volume 2017 Number 7
  • ISSN : 1021-2000


Numerous events are occurring across the globe that are increasing awareness of the real value of water. 

Recently Australia experienced a one-in-a-1000-year drought, while two separate state-wide emergencies were declared in California in the USA – both of these related to droughts. In early 2016, countries in southern Africa were experiencing the worst drought in decades with record low levels in lakes, rivers and reservoirs resulting in severe water and power shortages in the region. Large parts of Johannesburg, the economic hub of South Africa, were without water for almost a week due to heat waves and operational issues.

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