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UAE: Mosques to lead in water & electricty conservation

Sewa mosque project to save between 30-40% of water and electricity consumption United Arab Emirates, Sharjah: Mosques are leading the way in conserving water and electricity in Sharjah. Sharjah Islamic Affairs and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa), have launched a joint initiative to educate people and organisations in the emirate to conserve water and […]

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Biogas-to-energy project for Johannesburg Water

Water and wastewater treatment contractor WEC Projects recently completed commissioning a biogas-to-energy project on behalf of Johannesburg Water, WEC MD Karl Juncker said last week. The company has a contract to design and build two biogas scrubbing and cogeneration installations, one at Johannesburg Water’s Northern Waste Water Treatment Works near Diepsloot and the second at […]

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Britain to search for water on the moon

A mission to land Europe’s first spacecraft on the Moon is to search for water that could be used to help astronauts survive during future manned visits to the lunar surface. It could be the plot of a science fiction novel: a mission to find water on the moon, paving the way for man to […]

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Gauteng: ‘Water losses are our biggest risk’

One of the biggest dangers of climate change is the threat to our water resources. As our water engineers constantly remind us, South Africa is a water scarce country. The most densely populated province, Gauteng, straddles a watershed, and has to import 88% of its water, most of it from the Vaal River (with some […]

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South Africa: Schools receive free water from rainwater project

The best thing about rain water is it’s free and 15 schools in Tembisa township have been benefiting from the Rand Water Foundation’s rain water harvesting project for a year now. Rand Water’s corporate social investment (CSI) project was officially handed over to the department of education at the Ipontshe Primary School in Tembisa yesterday. […]

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Australian man has not had a water bill in 11 years

Most of us don’t smile when we see a water bill, but Phillip Johnson is different. He has not had a water bill, as such, for 11 years  – he only receives a bill of $11.20 every three months for drain fees.

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Jordanians suffering from chronic water shortage

AMMAN: “I wish I could live at the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp because there is water there,” a Jordanian man says, frustrated that he has not had any tap water of his own in months.

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Access to clean water in South Africa a subject of protests

Access to clean drinking water in South Africa has been the subject of service delivery protests and even court action. For some communities, having permanent access to the resource has become a luxury. Unhappiness with the pace of delivery has seen many communities resort to service delivery protests. Municipalities blame a lack of resources and […]

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Two thirds of USA struggling with water shortages, drought

The worst drought in more than half a century baked more than two thirds of the continental United States this summer and its harsh effects continue to plague the parched cities and towns of the Great Plains. Ask the 94,000 people of San Angelo, Texas who are running out of water. Fast.

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