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Water solutions sought by mining industries

The global mining water and wastewater sector was expected to grow as the focus on sustainable water solutions within the mining industry increased, a recent report by Frost & Sullivan found. In its ‘CEO 360 Degree Perspective of the Global Mining Water and Wastewater Treatment Market’ report, the firm said that continuing investments into improving […]

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Water shortages ‘to hinder global economic growth’

Vital river systems in developing countries face unsustainable rise in water consumption Seven of the world’s 10 most populated regions face such severe water shortages over the next three decades that they threaten to derail the growth which hundreds of millions of people in the developing world are banking on to lift them out of […]

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Water quality a global problem…are you prepared?

Cities of the world are under threat because of water quality issues, United Nations Habitat said on Wednesday. “The fact of the matter is that our cities in the world are under threat. Johannesburg is one of those cities,” said UN Habitat spokesman Piers Cross.

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Mystery of the missing pool water

Thieves in Port Elizabeth are stealing pool water in a bid to make money. They are making a quick buck in the drought stricken city’s suburbs, apparently by selling it to residents desperate to top up their pools. The latest victim, Jacki Bilsbury of Walmer, said she had laughed when she read a local newspaper […]

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What if the taps ran dry..

The Future of Water is in Your Hands… Did you know it requires a minimum of 65 litres of water per day to meet basic human needs? However, Americans use at least 250 litres per day on average to meet their current lifestyle. If you include irrigation water in this calculation, it quickly doubles to […]

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Water-fuel car unveiled in Japan

Japanese company Genepax presents its eco-friendly car that runs on nothing but water. Source: Reuters Hydrogen-fueled machines are not particularly new or complex.  There has been concern about the hydrogen in storage tanks on-board a car; hydrogen is potentially dangerous if the vehicle is involved with a collision.  However, this water-fueled car apparently solves the […]

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Wash your Hair with Rainwater!

Solve your hard-water hair problems with rainwater. People have been washing their hair with rainwater for years. Some claim it has mystical benefits, that your hair will be shinier, more manageable or that the water is cleaner because it comes from the sky. There is a grain of truth to all this. Rainwater is soft […]

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Irrigation System can Grow Crops with Salt Water

A British company has created an irrigation system that can grow crops using salt water. The dRHS (Dutyion Root Hydration System) irrigation system consists of a network of sub-surface pipes, which can be filled with almost any water, whether pure, brackish, salted or polluted. The system can even take most industrial waste-water and use it […]

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Are desalination plants the answer to water shortages?

World expert warns of heavy metals & industrial chemicals in discharge The common misconception that the brine stream byproduct of desalination is ‘just salt’ has been challenged by warnings of heavy metals and industrial chemicals in the discharge. Comprehensive Environmental Effects Statements must completed before any desalination plant can be constructed anywhere on Australia’s coastline & the […]

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