The Madibeng Municipality is not only disconnecting electricity due to accounts in arrears, a number of residents also found themselves with literally only drops of water after water disconnections were implemented this week. According to the law water may not be disconnected completely, so residents are left with a trickle. “Madibeng has contracted Electrocut to . . . → Read More: First electricity, now water disconnections
Extract from ‘Water for Life’ UN-Water Best Practices Award Category 1. Basin wide groundwater management using the system of nature: Kumamoto city, Japan Groundwater conservation cannot be achieved only by increasing recharge capacity. Kumamoto City is raising awareness among its citizens to reduce the use of water in the city. With corporate efforts, the groundwater . . . → Read More: Raising citizens’ awareness
by Alf James, April 19 2013 SOUTH Africa will run dry by 2050 should no action be taken to conserve water, according to Gareth Lloyd-Jones, MD of Ecowize.
He says it is crucial for businesses to introduce elements of strict control through implementations of water saving disciplines, as water will always be a basic necessity.
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Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, is facing a number of challenges, following reports of city water being unsafe to drink, while maintenance is needed to address supply and reduced water pressure problems.
The Water Utilities Corporation of Botswana has followed up on the reports with tests that show the potable water supply is safe, without . . . → Read More: Water tight in dry Botswana cities
May 7 2013 at 10:39am By BALDWIN NDABA Johannesburg – Gauteng municipalities have collectively lost 480 980 000 kilolitres of water in the 2011/12 financial year, amounting to a staggering R7.84 billion in financial losses. This is according to Gauteng MEC for Local Government and Housing Ntombi Mekgwe, who was responding to a question by . . . → Read More: Gauteng wastes R7.8bn worth of water
Manufacturers are pouring money down the drain – literally.
Manufacturers need to take steps to conserve their water consumption as the resource is becoming increasingly rare. In fact, South Africa could run dry by 2050 should no action be taken to conserve water, according to Gareth Lloyd-Jones, MD of Ecowize.
Lloyd-Jones says it is crucial . . . → Read More: Onus on manufacturing to save water
The regions of the world are threatened by water shortages due to economic growth, population growth, climate change, etc. Advancing the international agenda on improvement of drinking water and sewage treatment system, we will have to cope with issues such as realization of saving-energy and water circulation for reuse, along with assimilating the water quality . . . → Read More: 21st Century; the century of water
Water pipes bursting repeatedly in Hartbeespoort are causing irreparable damage to roads, endangering motorist’s lives and disrupting water supply. The past week pipes burst at seven places in Ifafi and at five places in Xanadu, leaving residents without water for long periods of time. According to Madibeng ward Councillor Graeme Peplar the pipes burst as . . . → Read More: Ifafi is turning into a swamp
In order to make any improvements regarding the issue of water scarcity in our world today, more than one solution is necessary. Although water scarcity is not a substantial problem to every country currently, many countries feel the effects of water scarcity and the issue must be addressed. If this issue is not dealt with . . . → Read More: Water Scarcity: Tomorrow’s Problem