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The rising pressure of global water shortages

Water is becoming more scarce as populations increase, potentially leading to conflict. The age of hydro-diplomacy is upon us, says Jan Eliasson. 29 December 2014 The world is experiencing a surge of water-related crises. The eastern basin of the Aral Sea dried up completely in August, for the first time in 600 years. California has […]

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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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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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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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How do you build a smart city? Start with energy, tech, water

By Sue Lebeck Published May 14, 2014 This is the first in Sue Lebeck‘s four-part series “Previewing the possible for smart cities.” Standards, prestandards and potential future standards relevant to the smart cities of the future are emerging — through new paradigms, city-centric networks, alliances and consortia and certification bodies. The best practices and more […]

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Tshwane – Climate Vulnerability Assessment

Recent increases in extreme events which have included hail, floods, droughts and heat waves have shown that the City of Tshwane is experiencing the impacts of climate changes and climate variability. These have been costly to the City, both in terms of human and financial resources. Climate change over Tshwane is thus a reality. The […]

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Concerns raised over Vaal River water hyacinth pollution

Thursday 13 March 2014 SABC There is concern about the Vaal River being polluted by water hyacinth downstream from the Bloemhof Dam in North West.  The weeks of rain have caused water levels along the Vaal River to increase significantly. The capacity of Vaal Dam has increased to approximately 105% with several sluice gates opened. […]

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Water sold to village poor for up to R500

May 14 2014 NONDUMISO ZWANE Jericho, a little village in North West, has been hard hit by water shortages that force even old villagers to pay as much as R500 from enterprising salespeople. It falls under the Bakwena ba Mogopa tribal authority in the Bojanala Platinum district and is home to 8612 people. “There has […]

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Brace yourself for ‘water-shedding’

Olebogeng Molatlhwa | 14 April, 2014 Johannesburg will soon be struggling to maintain a reliable water supply to its more than 4 million residents. Durban will also face a water crisis in four about years. Water rationing – comparable to power utility Eskom’s load-shedding – might be enforced if Johannesburg people fail to act to […]

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This Edible Blob Could Be The Water Bottle Of The Future

By Alyson Penn, Mar. 27, 2014 Move over, plastic water bottles. There’s a new wayto carry around your water (kind of). Ooho is an biodegradable and edible membrane made of brown algae that holds water,according to PSFK. The flexible water bottle kind of resembles the top of a jelly fish, or a silicone implant. Ooho was […]

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