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Video: Budget rainwater harvesting system & water tank

This is an excellent practical explanation of a budget rainwater harvesting system and plastic water tank. The video shows just how easily (and cheaply) water can be directed to a poly water tank; ideal for rural areas around the world and especially for water scarce South Africa. If you are in South Africa, see more […]

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Converting a Swimming Pool to a Rainwater Tank

Spending more time tending to your pool than swimming in it? Tired of toxic chemicals and endless maintenance? Now you’ve got options.  Rainwater Harvesting Systems, Inc. (Australia) explains the process of converting a swimming pool to a rainwater tank. Now more than ever, smart people are thinking sustainably about the resources they use and how […]

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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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VIDEO: Rain water tank & harvesting installation guide

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.

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VIDEO: Some concise info about rainwater harvesting & rainwater tanks

Michael Smit from savewater!® talks about rainwater harvesting and rain water tanks from the Equilibrium display at the 2012 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. South Africa has a similar climate to Australia and much of the information and tips mentioned in the above video are equally applicable in South Africa.  We recommend JoJo Tanks […]

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Global Warming From the Roof of the World

Sometimes described as the engine of the global climate system because of its role in climate and water systems, the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in western China, with its fragile and sensitive ecosystem, is considered a “canary in the coal mine” for global climate change.

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USA: Hurricane Sandy’s Come and Gone—Now What?

The historic Hurricane Sandy has blown through the northeast U.S., with flooding rains and devastating winds, leaving a wide swath of destruction in her wake. In the days following the epic storm, we’re assessing the damage and beginning clean-up efforts.

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Namibia: Water Shortage At Village Solved

  The lack of clean drinking water at Asab village in the Gibeon Constituency is now a thing of the past, as a borehole supplying clean water was drilled there in August. Nampa reported in July this year that a lack of water had forced residents to dig holes in the nearby Asab riverbed to […]

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VIDEO: How to recycle rain water for use at home

Looking for ways to cut down on your water usage? Homeowners Steve and Linda Parker have installed a rainwater catchment system that allows them to collect rainwater to recycle in their California home. Since installing the system they’ve collected about 3,000 to 4,000 gallons of water to re-use for their laundry and their toilets. Rainwater […]

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