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The Coming Global Water Crisis

What happens when demand for this essential resource starts exceeding supply in many parts of the world? The recent UN alert that drought in the Sahel threatens 15 million lives is a harbinger of things to come.In the next twenty years, global demand for fresh water will vastly outstrip reliable supply in many parts of […]

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Which Municipality in South Africa has the Best Water?

The quality of drinking water in South Africa has improved significantly in the past year, with a “blue drop” score nationally of 87,6% – 15 percentage points higher than the national score for last year. The blue drop report, released on Monday by Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, measures the quality of drinking water against […]

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Breaking psychological barriers to drinking recycled water

Reusing waste water for drinking is “a scientific no-brainer”, MDBA chairman Craig Knowles says. An Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)’s report on sustainable water management has found the use-once-and-dispose model for water is disappearing fast.

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South Africa: Lesotho Highlands Water Project in numbers

2986m m³ of water a year are transferred from the Lesotho mountains’ Katse and Mohale dams to South Africa’s Vaal River system through the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, phase 1, completed in 2004.

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Solve water problems or forget growth, India told

India’s economic growth and political stability are at stake in coming years if it does not change its approach to water management, a member of its natural resources planning commission told Reuters on Monday. Mihir Shah, who has been asked by India’s government to come up with a new water resource strategy, said the sector […]

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Desalinating acid mine water produces useful by-products

Process can make water drinkable and turn polluting elements into by-products While acid mine drainage is an added threat to South Africa’s already constrained water supply, it also provides a potential solution, the Johannesburg office of management consultancy AT Kearney says in a report due for release today.

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10 easy tips to save water in your garden

Water is always a precious commodity and it seems that, in the South [in the USA], we are only about two to three weeks from a drought. We are getting dry in places, so now is the time to think about how you can save water this summer in the garden.

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South Africa: It’s time to take responsibility for our water

It is time that we all take responsibility for the state of our water sources and for the poor levels of sanitation in our urban areas. The contribution of each South African in the conservation of our water sources is important, as it not only has an impact on how much water is available for […]

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Rain Water Tanks For Your Garden & DIY Rainwater Harvesting

In planning or designing your property to grow more food, your first consideration should always be water. Water is life, and if you get your water design right, everything else will fall into place, and your plants will grow up strong, happy and healthy. It is fairly common in many cities to let enormous amounts […]

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