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R9 million for waterweed research

The Rhodes Zoology and Entomology Department has been awarded a R9 million contract by the Working For Water (WFW) Programme of the Department of Water and Environment to continue its vital research into biological methods of controlling some of South Africa’s worst invasive waterweeds. South Africa loses nine percent of its precious water runoff to […]

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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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Working for Water Programme is Working

The Working for Water Programme is having a significant impact on the availability of water resources, especially in those provinces heavily invaded by aggressive invaders such as Black wattle, Eucalypt, Port Jackson, Pine, Lantana and Solanum. Results from a recent CSIR study in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal showed an annual decrease in water use […]

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