Manna Energy Foundation installed close to 500 gravity fed water systems and ultraviolet (UV) filtration systems in secondary schools in Rwanda. Water is forced by gravity through a rapid sand filter. The water is then passed under solar powered UV light which decontaminates the water. Decontaminating water with filters eliminates the need to boil water . . . → Read More: Gravity Fed Filters – Manna Energy Foundation, Rwanda
The news thousands of residents in Hartbeespoort have been waiting for has arrived.
Rand water is here!
The ‘tap’ was finally opened without warning on Tuesday afternoon and Hartbeespoort has been buzzing with the good news. The only areas still experiencing problems are Meerhof and parts of Xanadu. “These areas’ water system has been designed . . . → Read More: There’s water! ….. and we can drink it.
Interesting facts about wetlands:
- Newest sites listed are protected under Ramsar: Romania has recently increased its number of Ramsar Sites to 8, Estonia has also increased its number of Ramsar sites to 16, while Indonesia has listed its sixth Ramsar site.
- The largest wetlands in the world by area are those of the . . . → Read More: Wetlands: A source of life
Pet waste is one of the many common storm water pollutants that can degrade water quality including paint, oil, automotive fluids, construction debris, yard waste, pesticides, trash and pool chemicals.
Water pollution threatens every living thing on earth today, and a common contributor is dog waste. Unscooped dog droppings lead to unnaturally high levels of . . . → Read More: Pet waste is one of the many common storm water pollutants.
Very often we concern ourselves with water conservation in the sense of limiting the water we use directly. We do this by having shorter showers, turning the tap off when we brush our teeth, and retrofitting our bathrooms to include dual-flush toilets and low-flow shower heads.
The total amount of all the water you consume, . . . → Read More: What is your water footprint?
Barely were a number of grossly inconvenient power interruptions of recent weeks a thing of the past and the reason for these outages explained by the Rustenburg Municipality’s spokesperson (Khularo Ramantsi) or the city was struck by another series of interruptions lasting anything between four and five hours. It seems that the latest project in . . . → Read More: Rustenburg plagued by power interruptions.
Sapa – AFP Nairobi
The Construction of what is to become Africa’s biggest wind farm would start by June in an arid region of northern Kenya, the project’s officials said on Saturday.
A total of 365 wind turbines will be erected near Lake Turkana, where winds blow predictably and regularly, averaging speeds of 11 metres . . . → Read More: Africa’s biggest wind farm deal kicks off.
Environment check by Anthony Turton
Change is never easy and seldom welcomed, but it is again upon us as a nation.Like it or not there are some fundamental truths that we need to start dealing with if we are to reach our full economic potential.
Four truths are particularly ugly, but given their importance to . . . → Read More: Water, food and energy challenges must be met.
“24 Hours a day, seven days a week, South Africa’s waste-water infrastructure collects, transports and treats millions of litres of raw sewage for safe discharge to rivers, dams, sea and land.
Behind this non-stop process are dedicated individuals and water services institutions who make sure this process continue without interruption and with great responsibility and . . . → Read More: The Green Drop certification programme.
Blue Drop certification propels SA’s drinking water to excellence.
The Blue Drop certification programme was designed and implemented to bring back the importance of people within the context of the quality of tap water. It acknowledges the importance of the people who drink the water as well as those responsible for treating the water.
The . . . → Read More: Blue Drop status