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10 essential things businesses must know in a water scarce world

Businesses certainly need to take into account growing water scarcity issues around the world.  In South Africa, a water-scarce nation, businesses will need to take practical steps to increase water efficiency, reduce waste and engage in water conservation such as greywater recycling and rainwater harvesting tanks. While ongoing change to global and regional hydrology cannot […]

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South Africa is a Water Scarce Country

Help conserve this precious resource by following these water-saving tips: In and around the house/business Turn the tap off between washing your face, brushing your teeth or shaving. Taking a five minute shower a day, instead of a bath, will use a third of the water used in a bath, saving up to 400 litres […]

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Sustainable Solutions for Green Hotels

This page lists sustainable practices that hotels can implement. If you would like to encourage hotels you stay at to implement these ideas, consider printing this information and dropping it off at the front desk or mailing it in with the hotel’s comment card. Start a linen (both towels and sheets) reuse program in all […]

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Water scarcity causes anxiety, could trigger disorder, war

Water scarcity, an increasing reality in Africa, causes societal anxiety over who gets what little is available – and who goes without – and can trigger disorder ad even war. That’s the view of Jennifer Shamalla, country coordinator in Kenya for the Pan African Strategic and Peace Research Group. Shamalla will be speaking at defenceWeb’s […]

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First no water, now it’s foul

After a week without water, residents of Pennington can open their taps again, but they say the water is of such poor quality it is undrinkable. Last week, Scottburgh and Pennington were left dry when, during repairs to the Mzinto River bridge, a key water pipe was damaged . Cynthia Wortley, an elderly resident in […]

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Karino Water Plant Operational

Silulumanzi recently launched a new water plant opposite Karino Estate.  This plant will supply half of the stands, approximately 2250, with clean water.  It will produce nearly two megalitres of water a day.  The ideal would be to supply the whole of the Karino Estate with clean, drinkable water. At the moment there are approximately […]

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Water Scarcity No Obstacle To Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) Farmers

BULAWAYO- A project in Zimbabwe’s second city, Bulawayo, is creatively using “marginal water” to ease water scarcity while helping residents provide food and earn a living. Water scarcity has led urban farmers to turn to treated waste water to grow food within the city limits. Bulawayo’s water woes stem from both periodic droughts in the […]

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The Physical Causes of Water Scarcity (southern Africa)

The causes of water scarcity are varied. Some are natural and others are as a result of human activity. The current debate sites the causes as largely deterministic in that scarcity is a result of identifiable cause and effect. However, if water scarcity is the point at which water stress occurs (the point at which […]

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