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SA Water Boards Propose Big Tariff Increase

South Africa’s water boards are proposing increases of between 6,2% and 43% to the cost of the potable bulk water they supply to the country’s municipalities. Such tariff increases, if accepted, are likely to increase the cost of drinking water supplied by municipalities to end users. The proposals, details of which are contained in a […]

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What is Water Neutrality?

The concept of Water Neutrality, based on its carbon equivalent, was first coined during the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002. Since then the term has been loosely used, with little quantitative validation.  Here we define the term ‘water neutrality’ to imply a voluntary process whereby participants seek to quantitatively balance their water use […]

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Warning on water demand in South Africa

Johannesburg – The country’s water demand will exceed supply by 2025, Consulting Engineers SA (CESA) said on Thursday. “Of concern are the metropolitan areas such as the Witwatersrand where shortages are expected as soon as 2013,” CESA’s president Zulch Ltter said in Johannesburg. He said due to rapid urbanisation and infrastructure constraints, intervention was required […]

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