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Water Crucial to Development Projects in Namibia

According to President Hifikepunye Pohamba, water is fundamental to all social and economic activities in Namibia and elsewhere in the world. The head of state stated that most of the country’s economic activities are dependent on a natural resources base such as mining, agriculture, pastoralism, fishing and tourism.

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Water Shortages May Leave Energy Producers Dying of Thirst

Utility planners are devising ways in which they would meet the demand for energy during the most pressing times. Short term, they will consider whether they will have to dip into their reserves and longer term, they will calculate whether they have enough generation and transmission. But one thing that those companies are struggling with […]

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US intel: Water a cause for war in coming decades

Drought, floods and a lack of fresh water may cause significant global instability and conflict WASHINGTON — Drought, floods and a lack of fresh water may cause significant global instability and conflict in the coming decades,

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Water Tank Storage for Off-grid & Urban Living

Water tanks are also great for storing municipal water for a number of reasons discussed below.

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2012: Will Water Scarcity Increase Tensions Across The World?

Governments across the underdeveloped regions of the world are already facing the threat of water wars. We believe 2012 will be the year the world starts looking for solutions to its aqua problems. Water will be one of the defining issues of the next half century. It’s a critical issue and this realisation will start […]

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Keep saving water. Keep saving money. Here’s how

The city of Cape Town’s water saving campaign encourages residents to consciously save water every day. During summer the demand for water soars along with the high temperatures, and everyone needs to be aware of what a precious resource water is, and how to use it sparingly. 

On 30 November 2011, Executive Mayor Alderman Patricia […]

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How to choose a water tank

Installed above or below ground? When planning the installation of a rainwater tank or any tank for water storage, it is important to consider where it can be located on your property. In many cases water tanks are installed above ground, especially when the water tank is being installed alongside an existing dwelling. However installing the […]

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Emergency Sources of Water

In an emergency, if you have not previously stored water and commercial or public sources of water are not available, drain water from your plumbing system. Unless you are advised that the public water supply has been contaminated and is not safe, open the drain valve at the bottom of the water heater and salvage […]

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How Will Cities Supply Enough Water in the Future?

It’s official: For the first time in human history, more people are living in cities than rural areas — a trend that’s certain to accelerate. But with most freshwater systems already stressed, how will the world’s cities be able to supply water — and water that’s clean — to a projected 1.5 billion new residents […]

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