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Wash Your Hands!

Real-World Proof of Hand Washing’s Effectiveness Scientists are reporting dramatic new real-world evidence supporting the idea that hand washing can prevent the spread of water-borne disease. It appears in a new study showing a connection between fecal bacteria contamination on hands, fecal contamination of stored drinking water, and health in households in a developing country […]

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Watch this interesting video about water

Enjoy this short video about some amazing water facts. Can you believe that the average person in North America uses 105,7 gallons (+- 400 litres) of water per day while the average person in Mozambique uses 1,3 gallons (+- 5 litres) per day?  This is shocking when one considers that a low-flow toilet in the […]

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Using Fish as Bio-Indicators of Water Pollution

Tilapia now SA’s own bio-indicator of water pollution Southern African water specialists can now use a local Tilapiine species – instead of alien fish species – to test whether water sources are polluted by compounds that can cause hormonal imbalances. Such chemicals can subtly mimic the female hormone oestrogen and alter the male hormone testosterone, […]

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Jatropha: Mozambique’s new biofuel hope

CHIMOIO, Mozambique — The lines of small bushy plants stretch out across the rolling hills of central Mozambique, dew-covered and shining in the morning sunlight. Peter Whitehead walks down the rows smiling like only a father can at the somewhat scrubby, greasy little jatropha shrubs. Whitehead, a forester from Knysna, South Africa, is starting up […]

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