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‘Green electricity roof’ could provide power, water storage & insulation

A significant part of the electricity needed for buildings could be generated using plant-covered roofs within a few years, thanks to research carried out at Wageningen University of the Netherlands. Similarly, fields of crops such as rice could help produce electricity without the requirement to choose between using land for growing food or biofuels. The […]

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New water-saving irrigation technology developed in China

WUHAN — Chinese scientists have developed a new irrigation technology that consumes 50 percent less water than drip irrigation technology.

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Many towns in South Africa starting to run short of water

DA MP says dilapidated infrastructure has caused shortages in Mafikeng and Nelspruit Minister must appoint task team to address water infrastructure backlog

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Zimbabwe’s farmers turn to rainwater harvesting

ESIGODINI, Zimbabwe (Alertnet) – For the smallholder farmers in arid Esigodini, just south of Bulawayo, the heavy downpours that have hit the area in recent months have been a godsend. “We have not seen this much rain in years,” said farmer Brenda Zulu.

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Using a rain water tank – tips

Capturing rainwater from your roof is a great way to supply water for a range of purposes including washing clothes, flushing toilets and watering your garden. Rainwater tanks can also help you save money on your water bill, especially if you also use other water saving devices such as dual flush toilets, water-efficient showerheads, trigger […]

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Half of South Africa’s water going down the drain

Nearly 50 percent of tap water is being stolen, wasted or simply leaking away every year in South Africa, the 30th driest country in the world. Record-keeping and water-metering is so shoddy that some municipalities don’t even know how much water they are using, according to a new report commissioned by the Water Research Commission.

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Harvesting Water from the Sky in Mexico City

Faced with chronic water shortages, many residents of Mexico City aren’t waiting for the city government to fix things. They’re turning to the sky. Ari Daniel Shapiro reports on the growing practice of rainwater harvesting. The Ajusco district at the southern edge of Mexico City is part of Mexico’s surging capital, but you would never […]

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Zimbabwe: Minister urges rainwater harvesting

Water Resources Development and Management minister Samuel Sipepa Nkomo has urged residents to take advantage of the rains and harvest rainwater especially in areas like Bulawayo where stringent water shedding was introduced last year.

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10 Tips for Harvesting Rainwater Utilizing Your Gutters

Collecting and reusing rainwater isn’t just good for the environment. It could also be good for your pocketbook. Recycling rainwater can cut down on your monthly water bill by reducing excess waste and depending less on public water systems.

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