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Using Water Hyacinth (seaweed) to create everyday household products

Achenyo Idachaba, C.E.O, Mitimeth, is working with rural communities in using water hyacinth (seaweed) to create everyday household products. Achenyo very recently (Jan, 2016) spoke at a TED Women gathering about the process and the incredible environmental and social implications of this meaningful work. Rainharvest.co.za adds: Water hyacinth is a free floating, or mud rooted plant, […]

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Why Should I Save Water?

Part of a child’s development is asking questions and learning about the environment. With amusing pictures and simple text, this book shows the importance of saving water. Children learn that clean water is one of our most precious natural resources. In this book, boys and girls are told about dozens of ways in which they […]

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Conserving Water with Drip Irrigation

Today it is more important than ever to use water resources wisely and to irrigate intelligently. Drip irrigation has enabled farmers, nurserymen, and landscapers to conserve water for decades.  This is primarily because, in contrast to gravity or sprinkler irrigation, drip irrigation technology applies water slowly and directly to the targeted plant’s root zone. Water […]

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Landscaping to conserve water

In conjunction with the tips mentioned in the article below, we also recommend rainwater harvesting and greywater irrigation for saving water and money on landscaping. A few rain water tanks or rain barrels for garden irrigation and domestic water uses is a wise investment, especially in South Africa where water scarcity is a very real […]

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South Afican businesses becoming aware of water’s strategic value

Just over 70% of a group of  South African JSE-listed companies surveyed had already experienced financial loss because of water issues, according to a London-based research company that, with the National Business Initiative (NBI), looks at South African companies’ water use. South Africa is predicted to run out of water as soon as 2015, and […]

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How to conserve water in the bathroom

Water is a resource that is not without its limitations. That’s because only one percent of the water on Earth is fresh, or safe for use. In certain areas of the country, there is the very real threat of water shortages. A lack of fresh, usable water is more than just an annoying inconvenience – […]

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Global Water Protection on a Local Level

Water is so central to everything we do that, paradoxically, we tend to take it for granted. This is partly because access to steady supplies of water was central to decisions made centuries ago that dictated the location of the world’s great cities, nations’ centres of industry, and agricultural heartlands. We wouldn’t be where we […]

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Recycle grey water for a sustainable future

UN-Habitat has commenced a new global consultation to reiterate the crucial role of wastewater management in the water cycle and explore policy options for a sustainable future. These consultations have also become necessary to set a future goal for water use, particularly for the years following 2015, which is the target year for the Millennium […]

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4 New Year’s Water Resolutions

Four ideas for your consideration, posed as suggested ‘water resolutions’ for the New Year, 2013.

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