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Indian home supplied solely by rainwater harvesting

It is certainly feasible for households to obtain all their water requirements by the installation of rain water tanks, depending, of course, on roof surface area, local rainfall patterns and water usage.  As in India, this possibility applies to many parts of South Africa too.  Most of South Africa experiences a dry winter and a […]

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Cleaning and disinfecting water tankers & water storage tanks

Introduction It is often necessary to quickly provide a basic water supply during and shortly after an emergency. This may be because the normal supply has been damaged or destroyed, or because people collect in a place where no water supply exists (a new refugee camp, for example). Often the quickest way of providing a […]

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Rainwater Harvesting Solutions in Mexico City

Mexico City, the biggest metropolis in the Western hemisphere, faces significant water shortages, leaving many domestic, agricultural, and industrial users exposed to severe water-related risks. Aqueduct’s overall water risk map for Mexico (above), with Mexico City pinpointed. Red areas indicate regions facing the most severe levels of water risk.

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USA: Hurricane Sandy’s Come and Gone—Now What?

The historic Hurricane Sandy has blown through the northeast U.S., with flooding rains and devastating winds, leaving a wide swath of destruction in her wake. In the days following the epic storm, we’re assessing the damage and beginning clean-up efforts.

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Two thirds of USA struggling with water shortages, drought

The worst drought in more than half a century baked more than two thirds of the continental United States this summer and its harsh effects continue to plague the parched cities and towns of the Great Plains. Ask the 94,000 people of San Angelo, Texas who are running out of water. Fast.

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Zimbabwe’s water shortages in schools

The government is concerned about water shortages in schools across the country, according to the Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture David Coltart. Zimbabwe’s schools opened for the third term on September 11 and the persistent water cuts are exposing children to disease.

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India most vulnerable to water stress

India, the second-biggest producer of rice, wheat and sugar, is the most vulnerable among the world’s leading industrial and emerging economies to future water stress, according to HSBC. India exhibits the most worrying trends among the Group of 20 nations with the resource “hovering dangerously near extreme scarcity levels” by 2030, HSBC said in a […]

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Another planned water shutdown for Kimberley

Bloemfontein – A shutdown of water for Kimberley was being planned for next week, the Sol Plaatje municipality said on Tuesday. Spokesman Sello Matsie said the cutting of water supply to residences and businesses would take place on Monday next week (Heritage Day).

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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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