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Acid mine water: Is Gauteng dying?

Acid mine water, now so prevalent in Gauteng, has until recently generally been regarded as the industrialists’ and mine owners’ problem. However, the stage has now been reached in Gauteng’s Central, Western and Eastern Basins in which much property with foundations reaching below ground level is threatened.

Acid Mine Drainage (AMD), which is contaminated water […]

Water Should Be More Valued To Reflect Worth

Water should be more highly valued to reflect its worth and reduce its waste, said Paul Bulcke, chief executive officer at Nestle SA (NESN), the world’s biggest food company.

“If something isn’t given a value, people tend to waste it,” Bulcke said at a World Water Week seminar in Stockholm. “Water is our most useful […]

A green light for Lanseria Corporate Estate

Treated water is then returned to the environment for irrigation and other greywater uses, which should result in substantial water savings at the estate. […]

11 Ways to Use Less in 2011

Here are some things to consider using less of in the coming year: […]

Cape Town’s water demand strategy

Cape Town is tightening the belt around matters of water consumption as new guidelines are put in place that promote sustainability and water conservation. […]

Gulf of Mexico: Kostners oil separator

BP has placed an order to purchase machines to separate spilled oil and Gulf of Mexico water from Ocean Therapy Solutions, a company backed by actor and environmentalist Kevin Costner, according to reports.

Ocean Therapy Solutions has been testing the centrifugal oil-water separator but has not yet received payment from BP, which is under growing […]

Water tanks are cheaper than dams

In a 2008 study compiled by Ross Hervey, “Economic imperatives of environmental sustainability”, showed that it would have been cheaper for the city of Cape town to provide rainwater tanks to residence than to build the Berg River Dam.

Water tank

If the city provided rain water tanks to the more […]