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South Africa’s borehole crisis

By Sipho Kings Mail & Guardian Sinking a borehole and striking water requires a combination of luck and feel. Under the ground, water flows along faultlines and pools in unseen caverns. The only clues come from the surface, where the type of rock gives an inkling about what lies beneath. The process would be easier […]

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South Africa’s water resources under immense pressure

South Africa is currently facing a multi-faceted water crisis. The mismatch between water supply and water demand, the theft of water resources, a deteriorating infrastructure, the loss of essential skills, a strangling educational pipeline, management failure, and deterioration in the quality of water, are all potential threats and key concerns. Anja du Plessis, project leader […]

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A thirsty future beckons

South Africa is in the midst of a water crisis, with worse to come unless government puts money and political will where its mouth is. We are in the same situation with water that Eskom was in a decade ago with regard to the provision of electricity. We saw the signs then but did nothing. […]

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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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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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World to face water scarcity by 2050

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development estimates that, by 2050, more than 60% of the population in Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa, will live under severe water stress. “Unless powerful measures are taken to boost water productivity, we run the risk of severely constraining economic growth and global wellbeing through waterscarcity,” […]

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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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The biggest loser in this election is the climate

Updated by Brad Plumer on November 4, 2014, 10:56 p.m. ET In the run-up to the 2014 midterms, a lot of green groups were hoping that this might finally be the election when climate change became a defining issue. You had billionaire Tom Steyer spending $67 million trying to convince voters to care about global […]

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Water in Crisis – South Africa

South Africa is a country located at the Southern Tip of Africa. About twice the size of Texas it is home to 49 million people. This country has been stricken by affects from the long standing apartheid to the devastation that diseases such as HIV/AIDS and TB have caused. Now another crisis looms in the […]

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Water issues in JHB continue

While supply has been restored to most part of the city, some areas remain without water. Thando Kubheka, 14 days ago JOHANNESBURG – Johannesburg Water (JW) says although supply has been restored to a number of affected suburbs, it’s still experiencing problems in some areas. Large parts of southern and western Johannesburg have not had […]

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