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How Will Cities Supply Enough Water in the Future?

It’s official: For the first time in human history, more people are living in cities than rural areas — a trend that’s certain to accelerate. But with most freshwater systems already stressed, how will the world’s cities be able to supply water — and water that’s clean — to a projected 1.5 billion new residents […]

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New Marbleline water tank range from JoJo Tanks

Meet up to 86% of your household water needs and save money on your water bill by installing an eco-trendy rainwater-harvesting tank in your garden. The good news is that you also now have stylish options, like the brand new richly-textured 750Lt Marbleline™ tank, and a variety of fashionable colours to choose from! The streamlined […]

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Grasslands – Water Engines of the World

This film was produced by Green Renaissance the environmental division of African Renaissance Productions – greenrenaissance.co.za “In the Future wars will be fought over water. Our bodies of made up of 75% water. Without it we will die…we need to do something now to protect the water engines that supply the country with water” says […]

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Selecting a Rainwater Tank – Water Tank Materials

Drought is a part of normal life in many parts of the world and given the threats posed by climate change, place with traditionally low rainfall may become even dryer and long established rain patterns give way to major rain events – a feast or famine scenario. A way to better utilize the feast to […]

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Ecological Aspects of Artificial Water Provision in African Ecosystems

Waterholes play an important role in regulating animal behaviour and they influence the functioning of ecosystems.  Some examples include: Most conflicts between different species and between members of the same species occur when waterholes, water supplies or drinking space are limited.  Aggressive animals such as elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo have been known to kill and […]

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10 Eco-Friendly Winter Warmers

South Africa: In the thick of winter we’re going to want to keep warm and cosy! We’re not going to want to give up any of those winter comforts, and being conservative about using energy won’t necessarily be at the top of our list of priorities. While the temperature is still pleasant, what you may […]

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Easter Water and Water in Religion: Part 1

  Water has a central place in the practices and beliefs of many religions for two main reasons.  Firstly, water cleanses.  Water washes away impurities and pollutants, it can make an object look as good as new and wipe away any signs of previous defilement. Water not only purifies objects for ritual use, but can […]

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Solar power breakthrough could reduce solar panel costs

Solar power is generated by photovoltaic cells, but two scientists are exploring different materials that could foster voltage from light’s magnetic effects. Scientists at the University of Michigan have discovered a new effect from an old property of light, which they say could lead to an “optical battery” that converts sunlight to electricity at a […]

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10 Things That Will Change How You Think About Water

On the Marketplace Morning Report, we spoke to Charles Fishman, author of The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water. In his new book, Fishman explains that historically, humans have had a very luxurious relationship with water — how we use it, how we access it, how it’s valued — but now, […]

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