Gauteng and NW Province

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Drip Irrigation for the Home Garden

Drip irrigation: An efficient and economical way to water your garden, saving time, money, and water. What Is Drip Irrigation? Drip irrigation is an efficient and economical method of watering. Used commonly in dry regions with scarce water resources, the use of drip irrigation is increasing. This irrigation method is typically more than 90% efficient […]

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Rate of environmental degradation puts life on Earth at risk, say scientists

Humans are “eating away at our own life support systems” at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years by degrading land and freshwater systems, emitting greenhouse gases and releasing vast amounts of agricultural chemicals into the environment, new research has found. Two major new studies by an international team of researchers have pinpointed the […]

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South Africa Faces Looming Water Crisis, Star Says

By Jacqueline Mackenzie January 05, 2015 South Africans use 235 liters (62 gallons) of water a day compared with the international average of 173 liters, and this is pushing the country into a water crisis, the Johannesburg-based Star newspaper reported, citing an Institute for Security Studies report. Jakkie Cilliers, co-author of the report entitled “Parched […]

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Infrastructure upgrades must continue – Zuma

Improvements to water and energy infrastructure must continue in the new year, President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday. “[In 2014], we celebrated the milestone of 11-million connections to electricity since 1994,” he said in his new year’s statement. “This successful programme has brought into sharp focus the need to speed up the upgrading and expansion […]

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Poultry farm accused of polluting

01 December 2014 A poultry farm in Remhoogte in the Skeerpoort area is being accused of polluting the Magalies River, and subsequently the Hartbeespoort Dam. The Blue Scorpions visited the area this month and took water samples at the outlet from the Eagles Valley poultry plant’s purification dams into the Magalies River, as well as […]

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Water crisis a ‘mammoth problem’

Edna Molewa says government has both the resources and will to act on SA’s water crisis. Alex Eliseev | 11 months ago JOHANNESBURG – Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has described South Africa’s water emergency as a “mammoth problem” which is receiving a “mammoth response”. Molewa was responding to an investigation by Eyewitness […]

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Water Reuse: Use It, Don’t Lose It

“I like to say no matter what the flavor of water is, it’s still water, and now, because of economic reasons and shortages, we’re looking at how to use any kind of water to its best advantage.” – Bob Ohlund, vice president for infrastructure and water resources for Dudek Thursday, November 06, 2014 By Carol […]

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Hard Wisdom for Scarce Water

NOV 28, 2014 Moshe Alamaro is a research affiliate in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at MIT and Chief Technology Officer of More Aqua, Inc. CAMBRIDGE – In California, residential consumers are being fined for wasting water. The goal is to combat a severe drought by reducing residential consumption by 20%. The […]

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Serious Water Problems by 2015

Gauteng will face serious water problems by 2015 if innovative measures are not implemented to conserve water and bring more into the province. Speaking at a Mail & Guardian Critical Thinking Forum, held last week, Mike Muller, a member of the National Planning Commission, said Gauteng had actually run out of water 70 years ago. […]

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Rainwater Harvesting Seen as Solution for Drought and Flood Control

In Kenyan cities like Nairobi, rainwater harvesting is seen as a solution to multiple problems. NAIROBI – Bitter irony: in recent years Nairobi has experienced severe flooding and widespread water shortages, due to poor urban planning and collapsing infrastructure systems that are failing to support the Kenyan capital’s expanding population. Large parts of the city […]

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