New Condition | Hydropedology studies may be required before water-use licences are issued

Growing awareness around the importance of wetlands is prompting the Department of Human Setlements, Water and Sanitation to request specialist hydropedological studies from companies
applying for water-use licences under certain conditions.

Hydropedology — the study of the interaction between soils and water — provides insights into interflow processes in the subsurface area between surface water and groundwater.

SRK Consulting water resources senior scientist Christie Terrell says the field helps to understand the flow drivers contributing to wetlands and water courses that may be affected
by the activities of the water licence holder.

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