Chapter 2 of the Constitution under Section 27 gives every South African the right to sufficient water. I suspect that those of us who are fortunate enough to have sufficient access don’t always realize exactly how difficult life can be without it.
Imagine not being able to wash your body, your clothes, your food or [...]
We should rememer that the water that today gives us life is also the water that gave life to the dinosaurs. Water is one of the oldest sources of life [...]
Threats to humans emerge when the compounds enter the food chain through vegetables (and often fish) via irrigation with toxic water. [...]
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 [...]
Cape Town residents will have to start looking seriously at drinking recycled water from the local sewage works within the next few years as water supplies are running out [...]
Recycling of greywater will protect aquatic ecosystems by decreasing the diversion of freshwater, reducing the quantity of toxic contaminants entering waterways. [...]
KwaZulu-Natal – SA’s top water research body has warned the government to think carefully about the serious risk of water pollution from cancer-causing chemicals and radioactive compounds from future underground “fracking” operations across huge swathes of the country.
A new report by the state-funded Water Research Commission says shale gas rock-fracturing (fracking) will not only [...]
Fracking is not as harmful to the environment as it is to the economy. The debate around fracking as a form of extracting natural gas has descended into a classic debate of potential gains to economic growth and job creation versus loss to pristine environments and social threats to small communities. Yet it is the [...]
Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says mention should have been made of the mines implicated in the pollution.
THERE was evidence of a war against the state, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said yesterday, citing the legal action taken against her for failing to provide clean water to a Mpumalanga town [...]
A quick review of greywater recycling indicate that the benifits far out weigh any potential risksand that the potential risks can easily be overcome.
A growing population — Cape Town is still expanding rapidly and much is needs to be done to enable all household receive fresh water. The city has a limited [...]