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Solving The World’s Water Problems

When I look at the global water crisis purely from a market-driven perspective, I see perhaps the single greatest imbalance of supply and demand that exists in the global marketplace […]

Water crusade is vitally important

to remind South Africans that water scarcity — both in qualitative and quantitative terms — originates as much from inefficient use and poor management as from real physical limits. […]

Rainwater vs. recycling water systems

There is a misperception about the differences between rainwater harvesting systems and systems that recycling waste water. There is also a misperception as to the possible end use of water from these systems.

Rainwater harvesting systems use rainwater collected from the roof and should not be confused with systems that recycle treated wastewater or greywater […]

Eskom revises tariff hikes for 2013

Eskom on Wednesday said it was still revising its tariff increases before it makes any announcements.

According to the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci), the original proposition was for an increase of up to 19 percent per annum.

Earlier in 2012, the power utility proposed a new five-year plan of tariff increases […]

What to do with rainwater

I found this fantastic blog, which tells the story so much better than I could. Of course it relates to another city, in another country, but it’s well worth a read.

Basically, a US study found that if a city captured and used the rain that fell on its rooftops, it could meet the water […]

Sustainable aesthetics keystone for water conservation

WATER conservation is loudly supported throughout Australian society, but a study by researchers from CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences has shown aesthetics and good old-fashioned neighbourhood competition are shaping Perth resident’s views on sustainable domestic water use.

According to the study published in Landscape and Urban Planning in January, general community aesthetics and the notion of ‘outdoing […]

Western Cape Dam levels July 2012

Even with the rains that fell around Cape Town last week , not much of this water fell in the catchment area of our dams. This could give Capetonians a false sence of relief regarding the water security for the summer ahead. […]

Cape Town rainfall May 2012

With half the average rainfall over the month of May, Cape Town will need to hope and pray that rainfall figures pick up in the months to come.

This year the rainfall figures have closely followed that of 2009/2010. If this is to continue then water conservation efforts will need to be stepped […]

Water tariff increase is inevitable

Water-stressed South Africa needs to invest a massive R573 billion in water infrastructure, services and demand management over the next decade, but has budgeted for less than half this amount, government said on Monday.

This gap was a “significant shortfall”, water affairs chief operations officer Trevor Balzer told reporters at Parliament.

“If you look at […]

Keep saving Water – Cape Town

Stay exempt from all water restrictions, this summer and the ones to come, by reusing greywater. Speak to Aquarista to find out more.

www.capetown.gov.za/water

 

 

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