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10 Things You Should Know About Water

How much drinkable water is there in the world? How much water does an American, a European, an African use everyday? How many people lack even basic access to clean water? Circle of Blue’s newest infographic aims to answer these questions and many more. 10 Things You Should Know: 1 – One drop of oil can […]

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Gaza: The Water Is Running Out

Many people rely on borehole water from aquifers but, increasingly, aquifers are becoming polluted or severely depleted, even in South Africa. Very dry areas such as the Middle East are not as fortunate as other regions where rainwater harvesting is a viable option. Rain water tanks allow households and businesses to reduce reliance on municipal […]

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South Africa: Possible sea water desalination plant for Durban

All options that can contribute to South Africa’s water supply should be considered but conventional desalination plants may be too energy intensive – exacerbating another chronic problem in South Africa – electricity supply shortfalls.  The cost of water to households and businesses will rise exponentially in the near future.  Rainwater harvesting may offer a partial […]

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New seawater desalination technology uses tiny channels

New water technology such as this method of seawater desalination is vital for our continued existence on this planet. However, we must no forget about ‘old’ water tech, such as rainwater harvesting and rain water tanks.  Harvesting rainwater and storing this water in rain barrels or water tanks can ease the demand on other sources […]

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Defence contractor finds method for cheap, clean water

A defence contractor better known for building jet fighters and lethal missiles says it has found a way to slash the amount of energy needed to remove salt from seawater, potentially making it vastly cheaper to produce clean water at a time when water scarcity has become a global security issue.

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South African-linked water innovation receives global recognition

A South African-linked innovation, which is able to turn seawater into an alternative water, energy and fertiliser resource, has won the Global Grand Honour Award of Applied Research at the International Water Association’s 2012 Project Innovation Awards. University of Cape Town civil engineering Professor George Ekama participated in the international team that included researchers and […]

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Jordanians suffering from chronic water shortage

AMMAN: “I wish I could live at the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp because there is water there,” a Jordanian man says, frustrated that he has not had any tap water of his own in months.

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Oman: Protection of potable water resources stressed

MUSCAT — A three-day workshop on ‘Regions for the Protection of Water Supplies Well Fields’, organized by the Environment and Climate Affairs Ministry, in association with government institutions, began yesterday under the auspices of Dr Abdulmunim bin Mansour bin Said al Hasani, Minister of Information, in the presence of Mohammed bin Salim al Toobi, Minister […]

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Desalinated Water via Solar Still

Desalinated water via ‘coffee pot’ solar still

Most of us take our coffee pots for granted, thinking nothing of how that technology can be applied to bringing potable water to the masses. Italian designer Gabriele Diamanti has taken the concept of an upside coffee maker and turned it into a solar desalinator called the eliodomestico. Here’s how it works:

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