Water Resources

Water resources are all the potentially useful sources of water available to us.  It is well known that only 3% of the worlds water is fresh water, and of that 69% is locked up as ice and 30% under ground.  This leaves only 1% of 3% of our potential water resources as easily accessible surface water (rivers, lakes and wetlands).

Water types include:

  • Potable water – that we can drink
  • Treated effluent – polished for reuse
  • Groundwater – from boreholes & wells
  • Surface water – from rivers & lakes
  • Brackish water – slightly saline
  • Sea water – saline & most costly to use for potable purposes

In each major project we recommend a full spatial-temporal (since water availability changes with location and time of year) water balance as the first step towards Water Resources Management.

To find out more about how Aqueum can help with your water resources management please Contact us.