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10 essential things businesses must know in a water scarce world

Businesses certainly need to take into account growing water scarcity issues around the world.  In South Africa, a water-scarce nation, businesses will need to take practical steps to increase water efficiency, reduce waste and engage in water conservation such as greywater recycling and rainwater harvesting tanks. While ongoing change to global and regional hydrology cannot […]

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Water scientists: Source of life running out

There may come a time when rainwater harvesting and rainwater tanks will be the only safe source of drinking water in many urban areas.  Rain water tanks are a good way of storing emergency water supplies and reducing water bills. Investing in water conservationb measures now will help to lessen the effects of global water […]

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Will cities ever develop better water use strategies?

The question and answer dialogue below makes for some interesting and thought-provoking reading.  Although domestic water use pales in comparison to agriculture, industry and energy production, it is still smart to investing water conservation measures such as rain water tanks, in addition to adopting water-saving habits. If the definition of insanity is making the same […]

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Fog harvesting a valuable water resource

Across the world the need for water is growing rapidly and agriculture is by far the most intensive sector for consumption. But scientists say fog, one of the most plentiful supplies, could provide a renewable resource for millions, writes Colin Randall, Foreign Correspondent. Every cloud, or so children are taught in the English-speaking world, has […]

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10 Recommended Strategies for Wise Water Use through Food and Agriculture

March 22, 2013 is the 20th anniversary of World Water Day. Although about 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water, only 0.001 percent is fresh and available for human consumption. The largest portion of this—70 percent—is used for agriculture. Global agricultural water consumption is expected to increase by approximately 19 percent by […]

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New water-saving irrigation technology developed in China

WUHAN — Chinese scientists have developed a new irrigation technology that consumes 50 percent less water than drip irrigation technology.

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Drought threatens millions in India

Mumbai – Millions of people in western India are suffering their worst drought in more than four decades, with critics blaming official ineptitude and corruption for exacerbating the natural water shortage. Central areas of Maharashtra state, of which Mumbai is the capital, are facing a water shortage worse than the severe drought in 1972, said […]

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Zimbabwe: Harare water outrage ‘a ticking time bomb’

Residents’ associations in Harare have warned that public outrage over ongoing water problems in the city is reaching boiling point, with city authorities being urged to hurry up and deal with the issues.

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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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