Cape Town – While natural spring water may provide a source for industrial and commercial uses of water, it may not be suitable for human consumption, a researcher has said.
“Sixteen springs altogether probably produce a nice little bit of water, compared to what the city uses, but getting all 16 springs together at that [...]
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 [...]
using rainwater inside the home all year round and not just necessarily for garden irrigation. Garden irrigation is still most economically done with recycled greywater. [...]
The typical household can save up to 90% of their water bill through a combination of harvesting rainwater, greywater recycling and other water saving technologies. [...]
There is a misperception about the differences between rainwater harvesting systems and systems that recycling waste water. There is also a misperception as to the possible end use of water from these systems.
Rainwater harvesting systems use rainwater collected from the roof and should not be confused with systems that recycle treated wastewater or greywater [...]
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 [...]
I found this fantastic blog, which tells the story so much better than I could. Of course it relates to another city, in another country, but it’s well worth a read.
Basically, a US study found that if a city captured and used the rain that fell on its rooftops, it could meet the water [...]
Cape Town – Government is pinning hope on its ability to plug leaking pipes, reduce pollution and “stretch” resources to stave off a looming fresh water crisis.
“We don’t want development to be held back by a lack of water, or lack of access to water,” water affairs acting deputy director-general for regulation, Helgard Muller, [...]
WATER conservation is loudly supported throughout Australian society, but a study by researchers from CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences has shown aesthetics and good old-fashioned neighbourhood competition are shaping Perth resident’s views on sustainable domestic water use.
According to the study published in Landscape and Urban Planning in January, general community aesthetics and the notion of ‘outdoing [...]
The world is depleting underground water reserves faster than they can be replenished due to over-exploitation [...]