Washington: Warmer weather and a growing population may in a few decades cause a water shortage for 40 million people who depend on the Colorado river in the US, researchers say. Climate modellers at the Columbia university’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory predict a 10 percent drop in the Colorado river’s flow over the next few decades.
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Dentists in the Potchefstroom area will begin collecting teeth from donors to better understand uranium content in the local water supply, according to a media report on Saturday.
This DIY rainwater flushing toilet from the UK is about as low-tech and effective as it gets. Another great use for rainwater which is certainly not limited to flushing toilets. Rainwater is naturally ‘soft’ and free of chemicals, ideal for garden irrigation and bathing. When appropriately filtered, rain water is also a very healthy alternative […]
Water Facts Some 1.1 billion people, or 18 % of the word’s population, lack access to safe drinking water, and over 2.4 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation.
Rainwater tanks are relatively inexpensive (especially plastic or polyethyne water tanks) and should be installed at every household and business, where practical. Choose your rain water tank carefully; click on the links below to see the various JoJo rainwater tanks, jojo water tanks, Jojo tank stands and other JoJo Tanks products available in South Africa.
Mexico City, the biggest metropolis in the Western hemisphere, faces significant water shortages, leaving many domestic, agricultural, and industrial users exposed to severe water-related risks. Aqueduct’s overall water risk map for Mexico (above), with Mexico City pinpointed. Red areas indicate regions facing the most severe levels of water risk.
As demand for water rises and rainfall becomes less dependable, fewer Kenyans can rely only on rivers, springs or – for the lucky minority – a piped water supply. Many instead are turning to borehole water. But increasing urbanisation, combined with the effects of climate change and the growing popularity of tapping into underground aquifers, […]
The current rains in Zimbabwe have come as a temporary relief to thousands of Chitungwiza households facing perennial water shortages due to erratic supplies. Residents in the town have now resorted to harvesting water from rooftops under a project funded by USAid.
Johannesburg – It’s been one of the coolest springs on record, but the heat of summer is just around the corner. What should you be doing in the garden this summer?
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