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Using Water Hyacinth (seaweed) to create everyday household products

Achenyo Idachaba, C.E.O, Mitimeth, is working with rural communities in using water hyacinth (seaweed) to create everyday household products. Achenyo very recently (Jan, 2016) spoke at a TED Women gathering about the process and the incredible environmental and social implications of this meaningful work. Rainharvest.co.za adds: Water hyacinth is a free floating, or mud rooted plant, […]

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Uses of rainwater from your rainwater tank

Rainwater tanks have historically been used as an essential means of supplying drinking water in many rural and remote parts of the world. The location, style, construction and use of rainwater tanks have changed significantly over time. The use of rainwater tanks has become a major strategy to enhance water conservation, reduce the burden of […]

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The Vetiver System for Soil and Water Conservation

The Vetiver System is used in more than 100 countries for soil and water conservation, infrastructure stabilization, pollution control, waste water treatment, mitigation and rehabilitation, sediment control, prevention of storm damage, and many other environmental protection applications (through bioengineering and phytoremediation). The vetiver plant, Chrysopogon zizanioides, is the main component to all Vetiver System bioengineering […]

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Conserving Water with Drip Irrigation

Today it is more important than ever to use water resources wisely and to irrigate intelligently. Drip irrigation has enabled farmers, nurserymen, and landscapers to conserve water for decades.  This is primarily because, in contrast to gravity or sprinkler irrigation, drip irrigation technology applies water slowly and directly to the targeted plant’s root zone. Water […]

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Video: 10 Simple Tips for Conserving Water

Watch this video to see how easy it is to conserve water in your everyday life. Taking water conservation a step further would be to install rain water tanks and/or grey water recycling systems. If you live in South Africa and need a high quality water tank or related product such as a tank stand, […]

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6 Tips for Conserving Water While Travelling

These water conservation tips are not only applicable when travelling but when you are at home too. Water conservation habits in addition water conservation systems such as rain water tanks, will make a huge difference to the global water issues if enough people do this. 6 Tips for Conserving Water While Travelling Water is one […]

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‘No Drop Report’ to monitor water losses in South Africa

South Africa being the water-scarce nation that it is, needs all the intervention it can get to reduce water losses and water wastage. Infrastructure will need to be repaired and upgraded and better technicians and experts in the field will need to be employed. This will all add up and inevitably result in higher water […]

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Five Simple Money & Water $avers

These simple water and money saving tips are worthwhile in the long run – both financially and environmentally. Combine them with water conservation systems such as grey water recycling and rainwater harvesting tanks to potentially reduce your water bills to zero. With water bills rising and many water tables going down, it makes eco-sense and […]

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Quick Water Conservation Tips

Here are some quick water conservation tips that can save water and money.  When these water saving tips are combined with water conservation measures such as rainwater harvesting tanks and grey water recycling, savings on the monthly water bill can be substantial. Verify your home is leak free–read your water meter before and after a […]

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