Harvest Icebergs from Antarctica to supplement the water for Southern Africa


#1

We are looking at the technology around this an an option at this time for Cape Town.


#2

I suggested this in 1991 when I first published on the impending new millennium water crisis, the idea has a long and illustrious history dating back to the turn of the last century. Recently I have suggested processing of icebergs in situ as a solution, since icebergs are going to melt anyway. Repurposing of oil tankers and if anyone has a good idea how to melt using nocost energy, would be a good means to explore as a stop gap measure as we lose our habitat, will buy time but is not the solution to climate change, David Robert Lewis


#3

Looking at the bigger picture this is like burning al the heavy clothing you own and then the doors and windows to keep warm.


#4

These are some of the first papers written on towing an Iceberg from Antarctica to South Africa. I was in touch with the daughter of the first research scientist who proposed this idea…her name is Ann DeMarie and she told stories of her amazing father’s scientific inquistiveness.design_parameters_for_a_south_african_iceberg_power_and_water_project.pdf (3.6 MB)


#5

The harvesting of icebergs in-situ had been discussed, the problem was the size of the tankers and the amounts of water needed to make it efficient I think


#6

I had gone through that doc but the technology around the generation of electricity using icebergs is something scientists should look at.


#7

Yes, not quite the same.