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Harvesting H2o: A prepper’s guide to the collection, treatment, and storage of drinking water while living off the grid (eBook)

How to find, purify, filter, and store clean drinking water is of primary importance to preppers and off-grid homesteaders. Water is the element that sustains all life, but most of the earth’s surface water is unsafe for human consumption. Nicholas Hyde’s latest work may well become the most important reference book in your survival kit.  […]

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4 Educational Environment Seminars You Don’t Want to Miss in 2014

Although the seminars outlined below are not in South Africa, these days, many seminars can be watched live, online. South Africa has many environmental issues that need urgent attention, one of them being water. Rainwater harvesting tanks and other water conservation  measures are tools that will help alleviate the country’s water crisis. Whether you’re a […]

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10 essential things businesses must know in a water scarce world

Businesses certainly need to take into account growing water scarcity issues around the world.  In South Africa, a water-scarce nation, businesses will need to take practical steps to increase water efficiency, reduce waste and engage in water conservation such as greywater recycling and rainwater harvesting tanks. While ongoing change to global and regional hydrology cannot […]

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South Africa losing huge quantities of water

South Africa’s water infrastructure is ind dire need of upgrading and maintenance.  Corrupt and inept officials combined with water theft only exacerbate water scarcity in the country.  Citizens must engage in water conservation practices and invest in water-saving systems such as greywater recycling and rainwater harvesting.  A few rain water tanks can save a household […]

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South Africa: Village near Nelson Mandela’s Qunu cries out for water

Residents in many rural areas lack basic infrastructure and water services, often relying on municipal water tankers that deliver water intermittently.  A better solution would be for the government to subsidise water tanks for rainwater harvesting to make these communities less dependent on unreliable municipal water supplies and improve their lives. “They just don’t care… […]

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Durban – eThekwini Municipality water shortages loom

A common problem in many parts of South Africa is the continued construction of urban housing projects that take little notice of the dire water situation and future water shortages are thus guaranteed.  These new developments should incorporate rainwater harvesting and rain water tanks into the building plans to ensure residents have some alternative water […]

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Water scientists: Source of life running out

There may come a time when rainwater harvesting and rainwater tanks will be the only safe source of drinking water in many urban areas.  Rain water tanks are a good way of storing emergency water supplies and reducing water bills. Investing in water conservationb measures now will help to lessen the effects of global water […]

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Will cities ever develop better water use strategies?

The question and answer dialogue below makes for some interesting and thought-provoking reading.  Although domestic water use pales in comparison to agriculture, industry and energy production, it is still smart to investing water conservation measures such as rain water tanks, in addition to adopting water-saving habits. If the definition of insanity is making the same […]

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Ghana: Water & electricity shortages belie growth

In Africa, progress does not guarantee access to the most basic necessities. This is amply demonstrated by Ghana, whose economic growth is the envy of its neighbours even while the government is failing to ensure a sufficient supply of water. This failure comes at an economic and human cost, as expensive water from private suppliers […]

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