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Domestic water recycling in Israel should be encouraged

While boasting high wastewater treatment, a thriving desalination industry, Israel lacks in decentralized systems. While Israel’s authorities allow almost no decentralized water systems, experts stressed that there would be a place for such structures – particularly greywater recycling mechanisms – in the country’s future, at a conference in the Negev last week.

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Green cottage on floating island made with 5000 used plastic bottles

We have always maintained that plastic is one of the biggest hazards to the planet not just because of its toxic nature, but more importantly its widespread use.

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Durban & Cape Town residents may be drinking recycled water soon

KwaZulu-Natal – Durban and Cape Town residents will have to start looking seriously at drinking recycled water from the local sewage works within the next few years as water supplies are running out and there is not enough time to build big new dams.

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Some plants thrive on grey water, study finds

Many plants used for landscaping benefit from being watered with household gray water, according to a study released by the nonprofit organization Water Environmental Research Foundation.

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Water solutions sought by mining industries

The global mining water and wastewater sector was expected to grow as the focus on sustainable water solutions within the mining industry increased, a recent report by Frost & Sullivan found. In its ‘CEO 360 Degree Perspective of the Global Mining Water and Wastewater Treatment Market’ report, the firm said that continuing investments into improving […]

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Australia: Recycled stormwater to secure water supply

A NEW scheme to save water could help prevent harbour pollution as well as provide an ongoing water supply for Sydney, experts say. The plans, being discussed at a national water conference, would involve harvesting and recycling stormwater for non-drinking purposes.

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Waste water recycling- Cheap solution to India’s water crisis

Where will India get its water from in the coming years? The water challenge is already grave and could get graver. By 2050, for instance, it is estimated that demand would go up to 1,180 million cubic metres, 1.65 times the current levels, a situation that would be made worse by fast dwindling fresh water […]

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Water efficiency needed now, not just energy efficiency

Businesses often overlook the need to keep an eye on their water consumption and inefficient use of water can end up costing them in more ways than one Energy efficiency has become a focus area for businesses as the cost of electricity has continued to escalate in recent years. However, when embarking upon carbon footprint […]

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Bill Gates selects solar powered toilet for the future

Seattle – Bill Gates is betting the toilet of the future for the developing world will be solar powered. The world’s leading private philanthropist handed a $100,000 (about R800 000) prize to the California Institute of Technology on Tuesday for its work on a self-contained, sun-powered system that recycles water and breaks down human waste […]

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