#CapeTown is a crisis of water management, not a crisis of water scarcity. "Water is an infinite source...the problem is that it doesn't rain in the right place or at the right time." Let's capture our water, store it, & ensure we have it when we need it. https://t.co/j7fX6O2V5B
Dr Morgan Williams, fmr Parliamentary Comm'r for the Environ, says the #WaimeaCommunityDam project is about the Waimea River's health. As the river flows, the aquifer stays alive. When the river dries up, you can't keep drawing water from the aquifer. They are interconnected.
#MYTHBUST Yes, there is water in the Waimea River’s aquifers, but much of it is not available to draw out. Drawing on it dries up the River. Also much of the aquifer water is below sea level and drawing it also risks saltwater intrusion. #WaimeaCommunityDam
Let's get to the point: Andrew Curtis, from @IrrigationNZ, says the cost of the #WaimeaCommunityDam is similar to other new irrigation projects, comes in at $1500 a hectare or 0.26c/m3, using a biannual cost survey, which is the real cost of the Dam for the end user.