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Rainwater harvesting tax in Australia?

The idea of taxing farmers and householders for rainwater collected on their properties could be outlawed if a Family First Bill is accepted. Family First Member for the Legislative Committee Robert Brokenshire said it was time the rumour claiming the State Government wanted to introduce a levy on water collected in dams and rainwater tanks […]

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Polymer film harvests energy from water vapour

MIT engineers have created a new polymer film that can generate electricity by drawing on a ubiquitous source: water vapour. The new material changes its shape after absorbing tiny amounts of evaporated water, allowing it to repeatedly curl up and down. Harnessing this continuous motion could drive robotic limbs or generate enough electricity to power […]

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Zimbabwe: Harare residents protest against private water vendors

Harare residents yesterday demonstrated against the growing business of selling water in the capital city. Some of the companies are charging US$60 for a 5 000 litre tank full of water. But the government has admitted failing to supply adequate and clean water to Harare residents, saying rather than banning firms supplying water it must […]

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Water: The next challenge for China’s new leadership?

Now that the 18th Communist Party Congress is over, China’s new leadership team turns its attention to tackling the problem of the country’s slowing economy. China faces a number of challenges, including dependence on exports and weak domestic consumption, but one of the most pressing issues is a risk of severe water shortages.

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Fracking: Methane found in drinking water across Texas

Hydraulic fracturing contaminating the drinking water across Texas is a concern to the Lubbock community. The city of Lubbock held its monthly Board of Health meeting Friday afternoon at the Civic Center to discuss the updates on hydraulic fracturing. Board member and activist LeAnn Lamb-Vines said studies have shown that methane has been found in […]

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Karoo fracking investigation receiving full Cabinet attention

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for shale gas in the Karoo basin is receiving full Cabinet attention, although no declaration on whether a moratorium on fracking would be lifted could be made at this stage, Cabinet spokesperson Jimmy Manyi said on Wednesday.

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How to select the ideal rain water tank

Installing a rain water storage tank is advantageous to any homeowner, since the additional supply of water gives liberty to utilize water as they please and be free from any water restrictions Below are a number of tips that will be of great importance when it comes to purchasing water tanks:

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South Africa: Lesotho Highlands Water Project in numbers

2986m m³ of water a year are transferred from the Lesotho mountains’ Katse and Mohale dams to South Africa’s Vaal River system through the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, phase 1, completed in 2004.

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What Water Storage Tank to Buy? A Plastic Tank or a Steel Tank?

An above ground water tank can be used for a variety of storage tank applications. Drinking water, fire protection, irrigation, rainwater harvesting and disaster preparedness are some of their many uses. Water storage tanks can be manufactured from many different types of materials such as polyethylene plastic, galvanized steel, fiberglass, cement and redwood. The most […]

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