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NDP calls for the establishment of a national water agency

Cape Town – The revised National Development Plan (NDP) calls for the establishment of a national agency to manage the availability of enough water in South Africa. Describing water as potentially the biggest limit to growth in the economic and agricultural sectors, the document proposes to: “Establish a national water-resources infrastructure agency.” The brainchild of […]

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South Africa: Water tariff hikes slammed

The DA has asked that the Msunduzi municipality (South Africa) investigate the financial feasibility of raising a loan to cover its contribution towards the construction of the Spring Grove Dam near Mooi River.

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Water is the new liquid gold

Oil companies that need water for “fracking” wells compete for access Bruce Frasier sweats in the 106-degree heat at his Carrizo Springs, Texas, farm while stacking 42-pound boxes of cantaloupes bound for Kroger supermarkets and Wal-Mart Stores. But he’s turning away all offers for his most prized commodity: water. Texas’s worst drought since record-keeping began […]

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