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Solving The World’s Water Problems

When I look at the global water crisis purely from a market-driven perspective, I see perhaps the single greatest imbalance of supply and demand that exists in the global marketplace […]

Nearly 40% of municipal water lost en route to customers

South Africa has a R2bn-a-year water infrastructure backlog, half the world’s average annual rainfall, had already allocated at least 95% of its available fresh water by 2005. […]

South Africans urged to care more for water

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 […]

Clean water is our right, but it is slipping through the cracks

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. […]

2013 water restrictions warning – Cape Town

Capetonians have been warned to adhere to restrictions on using water to water gardens or face stiff penalties. […]

Water crisis hits many North West, Mpumalanga towns

An increasingly popular tend among these individuals is to harvest rainwater for use inside their home. Their rainwater tank replaces […]

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 […]

Ermelo declared water disaster area

Mpumalanga has declared the town of Ermelo a disaster area amid a looming water crisis […]

Locals compete with cattle for water

locals in areas such as Makuleke village, outside Thohoyandou, have to compete with animals for the scarce commodity. […]

Four Water Resolutions for a New Year

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 […]