Gauteng and NW Province

Posts tagged water quality

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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And the sewage flows….

Major sewage spillages are once again polluting the Hartbeespoort Dam and the area around the Sunway development in Rietfontein. In Schoemansville it seems the pump station is not functioning and sewage is flowing down a rivulet behind Magalies View Estate into the Dam. Ward Councillor Graeme Peplar said that he made enquiries with the Madibeng […]

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What Happens When Sewage Enters a River?

By Daisy Buchana, eHow Contributor Environmentalists and citizens alike worry when raw sewage discharges into rivers and streams. The presence of sewage presents a health hazard for humans, as well as fish and aquatic mammals. Sewage in rivers has long-lasting impacts on local water quality and general river ecosystem health. Entry Methods Sewage makes its […]

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National Water Week March 17-23

The National Department of Water Affairs have released the following key messages. Water is a scarce resource – let us work together to conserve it! • Water scarcity is a global challenge that effects many regions in the world with Southern Africa being the hardest hit. • South Africa is a water scarce country, ranked […]

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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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The Journey of Water: from pure and drinkable to polluted

Posted on 06 November 2013 Tuesday’s Journey of Water update will be brief, as your intrepid reporter is tired from another long and fascinating day. It’s a lucky break I don’t type with my toes, because those definitely need a rest after another 19km. Today we saw water through its transition from a purely natural […]

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Free State’s water crisis confirmed by Blue Drop Report

Patricia Kopane, DA Leader in the Free State 28 August 2013 The latest Blue Drop 2012 Report confirms the water crisis facing the Free State province. The fact that Free State is in the bottom 3 provinces in the country for water quality and supply, along with Northern Cape and Mpumalanga, shows the total neglect […]

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Mapping the Benefits of Our Ecosystems

Science Daily July 1, 2013 — We rely on our physical environment for many things — clean water, land for crops or pastures, storm water absorption, and recreation, among others. Yet it has been challenging to figure out how to sustain the many benefits people obtain from nature — so-called “ecosystem services” — in any […]

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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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Water shortages in South Africa are spreading….

MAFIKENG and Nelspruit are already experiencing water shortages but a third provincial capital, Bloemfontein, could soon be facing supply problems because of serious capacity problems at its chief water source, experts warn. Water shortages from Ermelo and Nelspruit in Mpumalanga to Mafikeng and Brits in North West and Brandfort in the Free State were due […]

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