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Integration of water simulation modelling for water conservation and demand management in the mining sector (a case study)

This paper outlines and presents out-of-the-box theories as examples to highlight some of the challenging restraints within the current legislative environment preventing scientists, engineers and other operational personnel to take theory into action and implementation. Key to this is the very static nature of the water use license (WUL)and associated process. The first example shows how integrated dynamic water modelling can be utilized to create an integrated water and waste management plan within the mining sector.

Rigorous Methodology For Sustainable Yield Estimation Using Groundwater Numerical Modelling Validation To Detailed Long Term Pumping Test Data

Groundwater numerical models are commonly used to determine the impact that groundwater abstraction has on the ability of surrounding areas to supply water, and thus to inform Water Use Licence (WUL) Applications. However, data available is often limited to that generated by relatively short-term geohydrological studies and pumping tests. In most cases this data and the degree of defined uncertainty in the model results are sufficient.

Water Quality Guidelines: Which to use and where applicable?

When conducting water quality monitoring, questions arise on which water quality guidelines to use and where to apply them. For example, the use of South African Water Quality Guidelines (SAWQG) for Domestic usage compared to the use of the South African National Standards (SANS) for Potable Water Quality when monitoring drinking water quality. The World Heath Organization (WHO) published a set of water quality guidelines for drinking water which can also be used instead of SANS.

Event Debrief: Groundwater, Boreholes, and Water Use Licences (GWD, IAH-SA)

06 Aug 2020
Elanda
Groundwater is not private property, and the use of groundwater requires a water use license or a general authorization. This is imperative for most environmental impact assessments, requiring even ongoing monitoring for the foreseeable future. The GWD together with the IAH-SA called together a group of dynamic ladies to present their experiences and findings around this very relevant topic that came up a number of times during social media discussions and via email queries received.
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Groundwater is not private property, and the use of groundwater requires a water use license or a general authorization. This is imperative for most environmental impact assessments, requiring even ongoing monitoring for the foreseeable future. The GWD together with the IAH-SA called together a group of dynamic ladies to present their experiences and findings around this very relevant topic that came up a number of times during social media discussions and via email queries received.