Bank filtration is a process during which surface water is subjected to subsurface flow prior to extraction from vertical or horizontal wells. The raw water discharged from the abstraction well consists of a mixture of infiltrated river water and groundwater recharged on the landside catchment. From a water resources perspective, RBF is normally characterised by an improvement in water quality. Therefore, RBF is a well-proven treatment step, which at numerous sites worldwide is part of a multi-barrier approach to drinking water supply.
To ensure the transition from conventional to renewable energy generation, large solar parks are being built in Germany and across the world. The impact of such changes in land coverage on the soil and catchment water balance remains to be explored.
„Kenya Vision 2030“ identifies the mining sector as one of seven pillars of the envisaged economic growth in the country. Currently the mining industry is underdeveloped and the country lacks the human resources from mining engineers to process and environmental engineers and managers to ensure such development.