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Massive amounts of water appear to exist deep beneath the planet’s surface

Washington – If you want to find Earth’s vast reservoirs of water, you may have to look beyond the obvious places like the oceans and polar ice caps.

Scientists said massive amounts of water appear to exist deep beneath […]

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, […]

Durban water project includes salt sales and shrimp

South Africa’s water demand will outstrip available supply by 2025 to 2030 […]

Acid mine water to be purified

The strategy emphasised water conservation, water demand management, increased use of ground water, reuse of waste water, the creation of dams and transfer schemes, desalination and treatment of AMD. […]

Acid mine water: Is Gauteng dying?

Acid mine water, now so prevalent in Gauteng, has until recently generally been regarded as the industrialists’ and mine owners’ problem. However, the stage has now been reached in Gauteng’s Central, Western and Eastern Basins in which much property with foundations reaching below ground level is threatened.

Acid Mine Drainage (AMD), which is contaminated water […]

Is South Africa’s drinking water OK?

South Africa has the distinction of being one of only twelve countries in the world where it is safe to drink our tap water. […]

South Africa’s $40 Billion Water Gap Threatens Economy

Concrete patches on the canals snaking through Nico Greeff’s vineyards betray constant repairs to an outmoded irrigation system that’s the lifeblood of farming in South Africa’s arid west.

“The water infrastructure is about 60 years old and the lifespan of a surfaced canal is about 40 years,” Greeff, 55, said on his farm near Vredendal, […]

Acid mine water: Mokonyane must step in

This water would then be released into the Vaal, diluted with clean water from the Lesotho Highlands Project to minimise the harmful impact […]

Rainwater harvesting should be made mandatory for developers

As demand for water is growing rapidly and most cities are facing a water crisis, rainwater harvesting should be made mandatory across the country. […]

Overuse of groundwater is unsustainable

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