Four Masters students from Stellenbosch University are spear heading a country wide initiative to assess the quantity and quality of ground water reserves. There is a common misconception that this is an infinite resource but this isn't the case. Ground water is vulnerable to climate change and the Know Your Water project aims to determine how rainfall effects these reserves.
Bore hole water is a finite resource. We are raising funds to travel across the country to sample ground water.— Jared Van Rooyen, Stellenbosch University
If you'd like to help provide samples from ground water or pledge funds to this project, go to thundafund.com/project/knowyour water and search for Know Your Water Initiative
Listen here for more from Van Rooyen talking to Kieno Kammies on this model that seeks to redistribute these critical reserves.
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