As droughts become more frequent and water shortages worsen, Kenya is seeing an increase in water thefts and other water-related crime, police records show. The most common crimes are theft, muggings and illegal disconnections of water pipes by thieves who collect and sell the water. Many of the crimes occur in urban slums, which lack […]
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Policy wonks, scientists and economists gather to discuss research and best practices for optimizing water management as a global water crisis looms. WATER SOURCES: The California Aqueduct in 2008. Climate and weather challenges make water a tricky resource to manage. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) OTTAWA — Demand for water in agriculture and energy production could […]
Sound crazy? It sure does, but did you know that one in five toilets actually has an extremely wasteful leak? And these leaks can waste anywhere from 30 to (yes!) 500 GALLONS of water per day! You may presume that you would hear the water or see the leak, but this isn’t the case. It […]
Made from two cardboard boxes, some clear plastic wrap, and a little tape. You can build a nearly free solar dehydrator. Set it on a stool or chair and face it’s solar collector towards the sun, and you have a functional food preservation machine for little work and even less money.
How freeing would it be to unplug your laptop from the grid…forever? Not just for a couple hours until your battery dwindles, but for good. While it takes a bit of work and forethought, it’s not impossible. Here’s how you can do it. 1. Get a Backup Battery A backup battery is a must so […]
Some things we take for granted, like a predictable climate and a temperate earth. Oops. Our carbon emissions are fundamentally changing that climate — faster and more radically than we imagined. Humanity now has an unprecedented choice. Do we deny, ignore and selfishly delay until it’s too late? Or do we rise to the challenge? […]
Ever thought of where stormwater ends up? Poorly-managed stormwater can damage your property and the wider environment – but, managed properly, it can be good for your garden. Stormwater is the water that runs off surfaces such as houses, roads, driveways, footpaths. In urban areas, it runs down drains into stormwater pipes or channels and […]
Water Rhapsody Water Conservation Systems are the best on the market because: 1. Saves up to 90% of the money spent on water. 2. All the Water Rhapsody Systems are environmentally sound.
Here’s an example of a homemade bio-sand water filter that is used for filtering rainwater collected in rain barrels. See an earlier post that explains how a bio-sand water filter works. If you intend drinking water from your rainwater harvesting system, it is recommended that you filter the water either at source (e.g. at your […]
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- Fear of a dry future for Cape Town June 27, 2018
- What is Raw Water, and is it healthy? January 7, 2018
- Rainwater Harvesting Calculator – South Africa December 29, 2017
- Lowveld Dam Levels – Watch out for the 2017/2018 dry season March 29, 2017
- Climate Watch for South Africa March 29, 2017
- Washing Machine Water Efficiency March 26, 2011
- Don’t Let your Swimming Pool Backwash Water Damage the Environment May 11, 2010
- The Use of Wind Turbines vs Solar Power in South Africa May 8, 2010
- The FIFA World Cup’s Carbon Impact June 4, 2010
- What is a Natural Swimming Pool? May 6, 2010