Bridging Waters event

“Bridging waters”  was the first of a series of events to be held at UCT’s Future Water Research Institute, a transdisciplinary initiative that enables researchers to work collaboratively in water science, engineering and society, in order to think differently about water capture, use, handling, treatment and management. Water Sensitive Design is one of Future Water’s flagship projects. Continue reading “Bridging Waters event”

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Innovative water saving watering idea

Just Trees are saving close to 50% on water by using a simple cake dome top – so clever, watch this video clip

Here are the benefits:
– Stops overspray
– Traps all the spray mist in the dome and thus onto the rootball
– Prevents strong SE winds from dispersing the irrigation water
– Less overspray means less weeds on the ground around the bags because they no longer get watered every time we irrigate
– Moisture that would normally evaporate now condensates on the inside of the dome and then drips down into the rootball
– Less weed seeds get into the bags
– Clear plastic allows the trunk to remain sun strong

Any nursery can do the same! Why not try them out yourself, then send us your ideas…..


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