In 1990, the Voyager 1 space probe snapped a photograph of the earth. Made famous as a symbol of our common humanity and of a fragile planet, the image came to be known as the Pale Blue Dot. The dot was blue, of course, because its surface is wholly water. On day five of the […]
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Washington — The world will experience a water crisis if more ways to efficiently use the resource are not found, says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton spoke June 12 at a State Department ceremony announcing Israeli water and soil expert Daniel Hillel as winner of the 2012 World Food Prize. Hillel was named […]
Joel Glanzberg is a palaeohydrologist — he studies water use of ancient American Indians in the Southwest. He says the Zuni in New Mexico used sunken beds called “waffle gardens” for growing high-value crops like tobacco and chiles.
What is rainwater harvesting and why is it Important? Water is our most precious natural resource and something that most of us take for granted. We are now increasingly becoming aware of the importance of water to our survival and its limited supply.
Nine people were arrested during a service delivery protest over municipal water in Lilydale in the Bushbuckridge municipality on Monday, Mpumalanga police said. “At 6am residents… went on the rampage. They burnt municipal offices and a Caterpillar grader,” said Lt-Col Leonard Hlathi. The residents were demonstrating their dissatisfaction over municipal water in the area which […]
The DA has asked that the Msunduzi municipality (South Africa) investigate the financial feasibility of raising a loan to cover its contribution towards the construction of the Spring Grove Dam near Mooi River.
Motorists should see filth on their cars as a “badge of honour”, a water company said yesterday as it urged Britons to do less cleaning during the drought. Thames Water has printed hundreds of bumper stickers with the slogan “Proud to be Dirty” in an attempt to encourage drivers to stop washing their vehicles over […]
Water is a remarkable substance – central to life, it feeds our nations, drives our industry, washes away our troubles, quenches our thirst, and brings beauty and pleasure into our lives. South Africa is a country that, contrary to belief, does not have an abundant supply of water and could well be described as a […]
Collecting rainwater is a great way of saving money and helping the environment. Rainwater can be collected in a variety of ways and used throughout the garden, and for odd jobs around the house.
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