August 23, 2012

Karoo fracking investigation receiving full Cabinet attention

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for shale gas in the Karoo basin is receiving full Cabinet attention, although no declaration on whether a moratorium on fracking would […]
August 22, 2012

Water efficiency needed now, not just energy efficiency

Businesses often overlook the need to keep an eye on their water consumption and inefficient use of water can end up costing them in more ways […]
August 22, 2012

Global Water & Food Security Meeting – Water Tops Agenda

STOCKHOLM (IDN) – Rapidly escalating demands for limited water and land from all sectors of the economy call for urgent solutions. This is what over 2500 […]
August 21, 2012

R30 billion needed to start cleaning up South Africa’s mines

In response to the environmental risks posed by abandoned mines, mining companies are legally required to set aside money to clean-up mining operations before they are […]
August 16, 2012

NDP calls for the establishment of a national water agency

Cape Town – The revised National Development Plan (NDP) calls for the establishment of a national agency to manage the availability of enough water in South […]
August 15, 2012

China risking water crisis due to coal power plants

BEIJING: Environmental campaigners Greenpeace urged China on Tuesday to review plans for a huge expansion in coal mines and power plants, warning of a water crisis […]
August 14, 2012

South Africa: Can the legal fight for clean water be won?

The government, not always obviously, and concerned environmentalists – who are increasingly resorting to courts in the face of a bureaucratic laissez-faire attitude to a clean […]
August 13, 2012

Residents near Barberton rely on water tanks

Residents of KaMadakwa Ndlovu and Emjindini Trust in Barberton, Mpumalanga, go for weeks without water. For years residents in these areas have had to draw water […]
August 12, 2012

Mpumalanga water ruling upheld

A decision by the High Court in Pretoria upholding its earlier verdict relating to the supply of water in Mpumalanga was welcomed by the DA on […]
August 11, 2012

Cabinet approves draft water management strategy for South Africa

South Africa potentially has sufficient water resources, but it had to be secured through extended and smart water management options, Cabinet said on Friday, as it […]
August 10, 2012

Rain water harvesting: Technically illegal in some US states!

Harvesting rainwater and installing rainwater tanks or ‘rain barrels’ is technically illegal in some US states – watch the video below for the explanation. This seems […]
August 10, 2012

South Africa: PE water shortage results in child’s death

The Port Elizabeth water shortages continue Tarryn van Vuuren, of Korsten, yesterday said her daughter, Brooklyn-Armani, 14 months, would still be alive if it were not […]
August 8, 2012

Water shortages force Zimbabwean hospital to close theatre

Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo has been hit by a critical shortage of water, a development which has resulted in the referral centre shutting down its […]
August 8, 2012

US Study: Fracking poses risk to water systems

A new scientific study of the risks associated with Hydraulic fracturing — or “fracking” — in the United States, found that current methods for wastewater disposal […]
August 7, 2012

South Africa: Kimberley to cut water supply

The Sol Plaatje municipality plans to cut all water supplies to Kimberley this week to do repairs, a municipal spokesperson said on Tuesday.
August 6, 2012

Funding Water Infrastructure in South Africa

The billions to be spent on South Afica’s water system will be among the state’s largest capital expenditure projects but it is still  unclear where the […]
August 3, 2012

South African municipalities owe water boards over R2bn

South African municipalities owe the country’s 12 water boards R2.26-billion, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Thursday.
August 2, 2012

South Africa: Free State municipality violated constitution on water issue

“The Democratic Alliance welcomes the steps taken by the SA Human Rights Commission in Brandfort… regarding their failure to provide regular water to the community,” DA […]