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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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Global water wars: A possibility?

Thirst may bring technical progress to a halt, UN experts warn in their report “Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk”. The authors of this document are calling for water distribution, adding that one billion people in the world do not have any access to water. Are water wars possible? Experts are trying to answer this […]

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South Africa: Water crisis outcry

Ermelo and surrounds have appealed to the cooperative governance and traditional affairs MEC Madala Masuku to assist them with water tankers. The municipality in Mpumalanga Province has been hit by a water crisis for some time, and now the residents’ patience is running thin.

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Massive food waste hitting energy, land and water supplies

Energy, water and land are being squandered as the world throws out as much as half the food it produces. A report, Global Food: Waste Not Want Not, by the UK’s Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has found that 30-50%, or 1.2-2 billion tonnes, of produced food is wasted by poor storage, bad distribution and exacting […]

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Innovations That Could Change The Way We Use Water

From pulling water from fog to saving fuel used to boil water, these three companies are the finalists of a contest to change the way we use our most precious resource. It’s impossible to overstate the value of water. Without it, we’d be dead.

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Middle East: Fog harvesting vital to address water scarcity

Water experts called for urgent management of water resources and exploration of new sources in the wake of growing demand for water and huge water deficit in countries situated in the arid zone. They suggested fog harvesting a right solution to maintain greenery in the Middle Eastern countries, thus making a strong ground for such […]

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Linking Conservation And Development To Save Africa’s Largest Lake

As industry and agriculture expand along the shores of Lake Tanganyika, it’s starting to damage the aquatic ecosystem that holds 17% of the world’s water. Is there a way that society can develop without destroying the lake? Over-fishing. Deforestation. Sprawl. People in developing countries and their environments can sometimes appear to be at odds–but an […]

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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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Global Water Shortage an Opportunity for Investors

The world’s population is growing exponentially, and overpopulation is already becoming a problem. According to the United Nations, the global population will surpass 10 billion by the end of this century. A rise in population of that scale will create problems for the world, but lucrative opportunities for smart investors. As water becomes more scarce, […]

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