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Water outage expected in Ladysmith unless it rains

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Western Cape authorities say they fear Ladismith may experience a drought if its local dam doesn’t fill up soon.

Following unusually low rainfall in the area in recent years, the Jan F Le Grange dam is unable to sustain the town.

Officials say a crack in the dam wall has exacerbated the […]

Water crisis lies on the horizon

freshwater faces a double crunch – from a population explosion, which will drive up demand for food and energy, and the impact of climate change. […]

Parts of SA may see more rainfall, research shows – Limpopo

New research from Wits University shows tropical storms are not becoming more frequent but they are moving south […]

Mpumalanga’s water woes could worsen

The Mpumalanga province’s water woes are expected to be exacerbated if it doesn’t rain soon […]

KZN lakes hit by water demands, drought

Durban – Two of South Africa’s largest lakes – Sibaya and St Lucia – are being hammered by a combination of drought and the growing water demands of the timber industry and local people.

This is the warning from scientists attending the national Groundwater Conference in Durban.

They say the surface level of Lake Sibaya, […]

Climate Change is Real

changes in weather and storm prevalence, it’s getting harder to turn a blind eye to the reality of climate change […]

Locals compete with cattle for water

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

Water crusade is vitally important

to remind South Africans that water scarcity — both in qualitative and quantitative terms — originates as much from inefficient use and poor management as from real physical limits. […]

Water shortage warning:

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The drought is giving us an unwelcome lesson in the state’s preparations for drought.

Greywater recycling could reduce water use by 30%

It starts at “Normal,” with no need for reduced water use.

Phase Two is “Water Shortage Watch,” with a goal of 5 percent reduction in water consumption.

Phase Three […]

Power and Water Collide

Wind and solar photovoltaics require no water to generate electricity. Conserving energy and becoming more energy efficient doesn’t require a drop. […]