Most of us take our coffee pots for granted, thinking nothing of how that technology can be applied to bringing potable water to the masses. Italian designer Gabriele Diamanti has taken the concept of an upside coffee maker and turned it into a solar desalinator called the eliodomestico. Here’s how it works:
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Every time it rains, stormwater runoff from developed areas creates problems. Our modern cities are engineered to funnel rainwater from the land as fast as possible into storm sewers were it then goes, untreated, into nearby creeks and streams.
Want to green your laundry routine but don’t have the budget to switch out your old dinosaur top-loader for a new high-efficiency purring machine? Fear not – there’s tons of green tips and tricks that you can take advantage of today to save water, conserve energy, and make your clothes last longer. Read on for […]
“The Democratic Alliance welcomes the steps taken by the SA Human Rights Commission in Brandfort… regarding their failure to provide regular water to the community,” DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko said.
The international charity organisation, Water Aid, has opened its regional office in South Africa in an effort to improve access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in some of the world’s neediest communities. Officially opened on Wednesday by Water and Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, the office in Pretoria will help Water Aid strengthen […]
The above short video demonstrates how easy it is to set up a simple, effective rainwater harvesting system with a series of plastic water tanks. The multiple water tanks could be replaced with one or two bigger tanks, such as a 10000 litre water tank. If a more sophisticated rainwater system is desired, underground water […]
Water utilities are losing billions of Rand through lost and stolen water in South Africa, while poor sanitation in Africa is leading to the deaths of millions of children through water-borne diseases. This emerged from the four-day African Water Association conference, which started in Durban yesterday.
Ashkelon, Israel — Abraham Tenne tilts his head upward and takes a gulp of water from a paper cup. But this isn’t your average cup of water. It’s just come directly from the briny Mediterranean Sea.
Xeriscaping is a method of garden design that involves choosing of plants that can be maintained with little supplemental watering.
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