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KZN lakes hit by water demands, drought

Durban – Two of South Africa’s largest lakes – Sibaya and St Lucia – are being hammered by a combination of drought and the growing water demands of the timber industry and local people.

This is the warning from scientists attending the national Groundwater Conference in Durban.

They say the surface level of Lake Sibaya, […]

Cape Town’s spring water wasted

Cape Town – For eight years Caron von Zeil of Newlands has worked on Reclaim Camissa, a project that uncovered and documented the vast amount of fresh water that flows to waste underneath Cape Town.

Her work has been cutting edge: most of the springs and rivers that flow from Table Mountain have been paved […]

Overuse of groundwater is unsustainable

The world is depleting underground water reserves faster than they can be replenished due to over-exploitation […]

Cape Town nearing its water supply limit

The available water for Cape Town will be fully utilised by 2019 as a result of both population and economic growth […]

Western Cape water supply under threat

The department called on Cape Town residents to use water more sparingly […]

Drinking recycled water:

The recycled water could be released into the main supply for public consumption within 18 months, with the city’s dams on the verge of running dry. […]

SA faces water threat – WWF (Water crisis)

Cape Town – Water security is the biggest threat facing society and the South African public should be taking water issues more seriously, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has said. […]

Challanges facing under ground water supplies.

“Ground water is a safe, clean and reliable supply and thereof addresses the national priorities,” he said. […]

Groundwater – Everything You Need to Know

it can take centuries, or even millennia, for groundwater levels to be replenished naturally. The Great Artesian Basin in Australia has water that is two million years old! […]

Put Karoo fracking on hold, says DA

The party warned of the risk of the prospecting contaminating water.

“The proposal by Shell to explore for gas over 90000km² of the southwestern Karoo Basin is premature and should not be entertained by the Petroleum Agency of SA,” DA water and environmental affairs spokesman Gareth Morgan said.

The DA was concerned about the use […]