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16/02/2018

This article appeared in the George Herald on 15 February 2018.

Having moved from KwaZulu-Natal to George seven years ago, I set up research projects into water efficient organic farming systems for Southern Africa at the Nelson Mandela University George Campus, where I teach soil science and plant production.

My doctoral research in KwaZulu-Natal in the nineties showed how to reduce irrigation requirements using rainwater harvesting techniques, and how to improve water use efficiency. When I first spoke publicly in George at the Education Summit in 2010 just after the last drought, I predicted a minor drought in 2017 and a major drought in 2024.

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https://www.georgeherald.com/News/Article/AgriEco/professor-halves-water-usage-20180214

 

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Professor Raymond Auerbach
raymond.auerbach@mandela.ac.za

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