A four-year study by the Water Research Commission (WRC) would provide an “invaluable” contribution to the planning and roll-out of water-supply augmentation through fog harvesting, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Thursday. In a written reply to a Parliamentary question posed by Democratic Alliance Member of Parliament Marti Wenger, Molewa said that […]
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What happens when demand for this essential resource starts exceeding supply in many parts of the world? The recent UN alert that drought in the Sahel threatens 15 million lives is a harbinger of things to come.In the next twenty years, global demand for fresh water will vastly outstrip reliable supply in many parts of […]
Every year, tons of plastic bottles are being produced around the world and a majority of them ends up in the landfills. There are many cool and interesting ways you can reuse or recycle plastic water bottles and do your bit for the environment.
London – Huge reserves of underground water in some of the driest parts of Africa could provide a buffer against the effects of climate change for years to come, scientists said on Friday. Researchers from the British Geological Survey and University College London have for the first time mapped the aquifers, or groundwater, across the […]
JoJo Tanks are the largest plastic tank manufacturer in South Africa See a few pictures of a JoJo Tanks factory. JoJo Tanks are the largest South African manufacturer of plastic water tanks, septic and chemical storage tanks for the agriculture, industrial and residential markets.
Water tanks are also great for storing municipal water for a number of reasons discussed below.
A definite and sustained decrease in water loss in the eThekwini municipality was recorded last year. Head of city’s Water and Sanitation department, Neil Macleod, said while Durban was quickly outgrowing its water supply, the unit was making strides in containing non-revenue water – which included water lost to leaks, among other problems.
South Africa has every reason to get excited about the theme of World Wetlands Day 2012. We are a worldwide tourism destination and a water-scarce country according to the statistics of the Ramsar Convention. These factors make us a prime candidate country for wetlands conservation and sustainable tourism.
There was a time – not that long ago – when almost every house had its own water tank and harvesting rainwater was something that just happened during the course of life, not a big environmental event. But as more and more people moved into towns and cities, we started using fresh town water and […]
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