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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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Evaluation of minimum residual pressure as design criterion for South African water distribution systems

HE JacobsI, *; JL StrijdomII IDepartment of Civil Engineering, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, South Africa IIGLS Consulting (Pty) Ltd, Stellenbosch, South Africa ABSTRACT The South African civil engineering fraternity has grown to accept 24 m as the design criterion for minimum residual pressure in water distribution systems. However, the theoretical peak […]

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Reduce flooding

Last year, flooding in seven South African provinces cost the country around R160 billion in economic losses, according to the Department of Social Development.  In the same year, Namibia had the heaviest rainfall in 120 years, Australian losses from Storm Yasi incurred economic losses of $20 billion and insured losses of $4 billion, and flooding […]

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Fewer drops to drink

SCHALK MOUTON | 01 August, 2013 Dr Anthony Turton, a scientist specialising in water resource management, said vacancy rates in the sector are a “catastrophe”. “We are in a dilemma where the definition of a dilemma is a problem without any current solution,” he said. Figures in a National Water Resource Strategy document show that […]

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Act now to avert a global water crisis

24 May 2013 by Charles Vörösmarty and Claudia Pahl-Wostl We desperately need joined-up thinking by the world’s leaders to secure future water supplies, say Charles Vörösmarty and Claudia Pahl-Wostl Earth is often described as the blue planet, suggesting that there is plenty of water. And indeed there is. Hardly any of it, though, is available […]

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Water outages in Gauteng

Address by Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane on the occasion of the opening of the Gauteng Legislature, Johannesburg “The Gauteng province is home to 12.3 million people, becoming the province with the largest population that accounts for 24% of the national population in South Africa. Only 56% of people who were counted in Gauteng were born […]

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Gauteng health crisis at its worst ever – MEC

Gauteng health MEC Hope Papo admitted that the province’s health crisis is at its worst ever this year. AMUKELANI CHAUKE | 15 March, 2013 So critical is the problem that provincial treasury intervention and a turnaround strategy were needed to stabilise the ailing department. Papo made the concession when he appeared before Gauteng’s standing committee […]

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AfriForum investigates brown drinking water – Pretoria

By on January 30, 2013 AfriForum submitted drinking water samples to a SANAS accredited laboratory today, following complaints about brown water in the Northern Pretoria region. According to Julius Kleynhans, Head of Environmental Affairs for AfriForum, the Tshwane Metro Council has informed the community that the water is safe to drink. “A high concentration of […]

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Solar powered donkeys

Admin, Jojo tanks, Feb 15, 2013 I hear donkeys up and down the West Coast whooping. Or whatever it is that donkeys do. The good people at the Tshwane University of Technology’s Institute for Advanced Tooling have had a sit-down with Science Minister Derek Hanekom to discuss an idea that will change the lives of […]

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Topping up of swimming pools.

During the hot South African summer months you can easily lose up to 2 000L of water through evaporation. That is enough water to last a family of four for two days! With the Water Rhapsody Poolside Tank you can recycle your backwashed pool water and use that same water for topping up purposes again. […]

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