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South Africa: Water wise gardening for summer

Johannesburg – It’s been one of the coolest springs on record, but the heat of summer is just around the corner. What should you be doing in the garden this summer?

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Limpopo water crisis worsens

The water crisis in Limpopo’s Mopani district is worsening and there isn’t a solution in sight. The district is marred by persistent water shortages and at some stage bore holes were flagged as a solution.

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Limpopo hospital without water, relying on water tanks

The Nkhensani Hospital in Giyani, Limpopo, is affected by a water crisis in the town after the Nsami Dam started drying up, according to a report on Monday. The Sowetan reported the hospital had been relying on the municipality to deliver water in water tanks. A nurse, who asked not to be named, told the […]

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Gauteng: Water Efficiency Required To Stem Water Costs

The cost of servicing Gauteng with water is becoming more and more costly but the province has put efficient water usage as a priority goal. At a water indaba in Johannesburg, Nirali Shah, risk manager for Deloitte and Touche highlighted concerns about local water usage.

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Rainwater Harvesting: Essential to Feed the World

Whether it’s bread, meat, milk or fruit, whatever we eat demands water. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates that we need to increase agricultural production globally by 70% to feed the projected 9 billion people expected on the planet by 2050.

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Namibia: Water Shortage At Village Solved

  The lack of clean drinking water at Asab village in the Gibeon Constituency is now a thing of the past, as a borehole supplying clean water was drilled there in August. Nampa reported in July this year that a lack of water had forced residents to dig holes in the nearby Asab riverbed to […]

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Biogas-to-energy project for Johannesburg Water

Water and wastewater treatment contractor WEC Projects recently completed commissioning a biogas-to-energy project on behalf of Johannesburg Water, WEC MD Karl Juncker said last week. The company has a contract to design and build two biogas scrubbing and cogeneration installations, one at Johannesburg Water’s Northern Waste Water Treatment Works near Diepsloot and the second at […]

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A Mayan Water Storage System With Lessons for Today

A little over 2,000 years ago, many of the Maya were on the move. They abandoned the eroded and deforested low-lying land on the Yucatan peninsula – probably because of a bad drought – and headed to hillier elevations in what is now modern-day central Guatemala, according to Vernon L. Scarborough, an anthropologist at the […]

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Uses of Rain Water Tanks & Installation Guide

The first thing you need to do is decide just what you are going to do with the water you collect in your rain water tank? Here are some possibilities of uses for the water, the list is by no means complete:

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