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South Africa’s national water week & dry reality

As South Africa marks National Water Week, news stories and studies show that our country’s water affairs is in a deep crisis… and things won’t be getting better any time soon. Thirty-four-year-old David Makele and his neighbours had been without water for days at the weekend beginning Friday 8 March 2013, and so the young […]

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Top 5 Ways to Purify Rainwater for Consumption - Rain Harvest

Top 5 Ways to Purify Rainwater for Consumption

Some people like to conserve the use of water in their homes by taking an alternative path and harvesting rainwater for drinking, cooking, bathing, and even irrigation of the land. “All water is rainwater,” rainwater systems enthusiast and author Richard Heinichen is fond of saying. This a great point, and there is absolutely no reason […]

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South Africa: National Water Week – Water Saving Tips

Below are 10 easy tips that should be put into practice all 365 days of the year!

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Great water savings with eWasha water-recycling system

Based on its operations, it is a priority for car rental company Europcar to assess its organisational activities and identify areas where its environmental impact could be reduced, says Europcar CEO Dawn Nathan-Jones. As a result, the company has invested in the eWasha water- recycling system and has had massive savings since implementing the first […]

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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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Harvesting rainwater offers many benefits for agriculture

Rainwater harvesting is nothing new and to design and construct a simple harvesting system is quick, easy and doesn’t have to cost the earth. But using it for spraying is becoming more popular with some growers even seeing benefits with efficacy of some actives. “Making use of rainwater that falls on your buildings can save […]

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New Zealand: Northern drought fuels need for water deliveries

As Northland’s drought bites, rural residents on water tanks are having to call for deliveries. Water carriers and water tankers across the region have been busy with increased demand.

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How to Make a Decorative Pond From Old Tyres

Tyre Ponds are a great little garden feature that can enhance the overall aesthetics and integrated pest management of a site. By inviting biodiversity into the site we can make the system more resilient and attractive which tyre ponds do so elegantly. Here are the steps you need to do in order to create your […]

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Tips for Designing a Green Home

Designing your own green home can be a huge undertaking. You want a home with a nice functional floor plan and appealing design that is built with quality eco-friendly materials that will last for years to come. And, you of course don’t want the building process to take forever either because you’re anxious to get […]

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