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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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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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SA will face future water shortages

South Africa will face a water shortage in the future, the South African Government Association has (Salga) said. According to Salga councilor Pinky Moloi, Salga is aware that there will be a water shortage at some point in the future. However, new dams will be built to deal with this challenge. Water crises was listed […]

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From toilet to tap: Getting a taste for drinking recycled waste water

By Kieron Monks, for CNN May 1, 2014 — Updated 1446 GMT (2246 HKT) (CNN) — A third successive year of California’s worst drought in a century has the Golden State’s reservoirs at record lows. Agriculture has been affected, hitting the local economy, while some small communities risk running out of water. But business is […]

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Agriculture is putting SA in deep water

by Sue Blaine, 17 April 2013 THERE is not enough fresh water in South Africa to go around, and experts say water availability is the most important factor limiting agricultural production — yet farmers are often their own worst enemies when it comes to water management. It is projected that South Africa could run out […]

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Grabbing Water From Future Generations

Fred Pearce in India For National Geographic News Published December 19, 2012 Many of the world’s aquifers are being pumped dry to support unsustainable agriculture. This piece is part of Water Grabbers: A Global Rush on Freshwater, a special National Geographic Freshwater News series on how grabbing land—and water—from poor people, desperate governments, and future […]

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World on course to run out of water, warns Ban Ki-moon

Freshwater supply and water quality under pressure, warns UN secretary general on International Day of Biological Diversity John Parnell for RTCC, part of the Guardian Environment Network, Wednesday 22 May 2013 12.20 BST Ban Ki-moon has warned the world is on course to run out of freshwater unless greater efforts are made to improve […]

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Raising citizens’ awareness

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 […]

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Fight Acid Rain

By Brian Clark Howard of National Geographic News in Water Currents on April 10, 2013 Acid rain may not be top of mind these days for many Americans, but that doesn’t mean the problem has gone away. Referring to any form of precipitation with high levels of nitric and sulfuric acids, some acid rain can […]

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World’s leading scientists meet to value global cost of land degradation and desertification

10 April 2013 The world’s leading scientists on land degradation and desertification are meeting from 9-12 April 2013 in Bonn, Germany, at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) 2nd Scientific Conference, to assess whether it is more economical for countries and the international community to put the measures needed to avert land over-exploitation […]

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