Gauteng and NW Province

Posts tagged water pollution

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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Red tide degraded – it is now safe to use water

10th February 2014 Scientists (Knysna Basin Project and Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) have found no evidence of toxicity of the red tide in Knysna. Of the three types of organisms that could have potentially caused the red tide in Knysna, the dinoflagellate group was identified as dominant. Fish kills and the death of […]

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SA water polluted by mines to be mapped

10 January 2014 Dane McDonald, News24 Cape Town – The Water Research Commission (WRC) has embarked on an extensive study which aims to map surface and underground water currently influenced by mines. “The atlas will be a significant and timely contribution that can inform the implementation of commitments made in the past two years,” said […]

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Water Pollution 2014

Water Pollution 2014 is the 12th International Conference in the series of Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Water Pollution. The conference, which has always been very successful, provides a forum for discussion amongst scientists, managers and academics from different areas of water contamination. The wealth of information exchanged in this international meeting continues to be […]

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Companies should not forget benefits of going green

By: Sashnee Moodley Energy efficiency has become an important focus worldwide and green tax is currently a popular topic, particularly in South Africa, with National Treasury hoping to introduce a carbon tax on January 1, 2015, says audit, tax and advisory services firm KPMG. Although the proposed tax will be a penalty and not an […]

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The Hidden Dangers of Drinking Water

By Dr. Susanne Bennett I was born in the early 1960s in Seoul, Korea, and clean water was hard to come by. We bathed at the local bathhouses and had toilets outside of the home. As a child, I remember we pumped our water from a well in our backyard. We were able to wash […]

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South Africans urged to care more for water.

19 Mar 2013 | SowetanLIVE | The South African Irrigation Institute has called on South Africans to urgently increase their care and respect for the resource of water. The Institute, who aims to ensure optimal irrigation practises and conservation of water, says that the theme of this year’s South Africa’s Water Week – Water is […]

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UN expert calls on Thailand to eliminate disparities on access to water and sanitation

February 2013 – Thailand must step up its efforts to ensure all their citizens have access to water and sanitation, an independent United Nations expert said today, noting that there is currently a stark contrast between populations who are able to enjoy this basic need, and those who do not. “The contrast between people who […]

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Why conserve water?

Why Is Conserving Water Important? Reducing our use of water will decrease water pollution, increase energy savings, and create more efficient use of our water resources. Too much water in an on-site sewage treatment system can flush untreated material through before organisms have a chance to break it down. If untreated material gets to the […]

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Water conservation under the spotlight amid pollution concerns

Mpumalanga’s greatest concern regarding water issues is water pollution. This came to the fore during a consultative workshop between non-governmental organisations and the Department of Water Affairs in White River, today. The workshop encourages participation in the process of finalising the National Water Resources Strategy 2. This strategy will set out the direction for water […]

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