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 [...]
IT’S ONE thing to flick the light switch and find that you remain in darkness; it’s quite another when you can’t flush the toilet. [...]
Capetonians have been warned to adhere to restrictions on using water to water gardens or face stiff penalties. [...]
IT HAS been six years since Anglo Coal established a wetland in Mpumalanga to “offset” its encroachment on another of the province’s wetlands. Wetlands cover a mere 2.4% of South Africa’s total 122-million hectare surface area, but the benefits they deliver, from water purification to tourism, far exceed their size.
They are South Africa’s most [...]
And the message from the municipality is get used to it. [...]
From Seattle to Sweden, an ever-growing number of city and regional governments are using roof gardens, specially designed wetlands, and other forms of “green infrastructure” to rein in pollution from countless diffuse sources — and to save money. by jim robbins
In Puget Sound, one of America’s great estuaries, killer whales, seals, and schools of [...]
Yes, it’s that time again – time to reflect on the year that has passed, and anticipate what could come of the year ahead.
My head has been unusually full of water lately, to the point of distraction. Over the holidays I worked through two chapters of a new water book and set the course [...]
This problem of the lack of water is mainly affecting our communities in the villages. Although as a government we have made many strides [...]
The world is running out of water. A daunting fact and one that is predicted to cause an unprecedented global conflict over clean water. [...]
We’re a water stressed country. We don’t have enough water resources to go around. Even once we get water in our managed infrastructure, nearly half of that leaks out of the system [...]