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Water shortage crisis looming in South Africa

South Africa faces a massive water shortage in the near future, but contingency plans are already in place […]

The hidden cost of water cuts

“We were without water for 12 days except for early in the morning most days, […]

Rich paying too little for water, says WWF

The rich are, for the volumes they’re consuming, paying relatively little for very reliable drinking quality water […]

Durban water project includes salt sales and shrimp

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

South Africa could run out of water: Molewa

“There have been many predictions and pronouncements in the past… that say South Africa will run out of [clean] water.” She said this was a possibility if South Africans did not help to prevent it […]

Wetlands in danger: we ignore ‘water factories’ at our peril

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 […]

Eskom Uses 10 000 Litres Of Water A Second

Due to growing water shortages, competition for water is likely to increase between the agricultural, electricity, and residential sectors. This could lead to conflicts over 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, […]

Water worthy of reflection

I cannot reconcile a booming population with an arid country. All I can see down the line is trouble — and one element of the trouble is that so few people are exercised about it. So long as they can turn a tap and water gushes out, they’re happy. But wait until turning taps becomes […]

Water scarcity ‘could force worldwide vegetarianism’

Water scientists say mankind may have to switch almost completely to a vegetarian diet over the next 40 years to avoid catastrophic shortages. […]