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Massive amounts of water appear to exist deep beneath the planet’s surface

Washington – If you want to find Earth’s vast reservoirs of water, you may have to look beyond the obvious places like the oceans and polar ice caps.

Scientists said massive amounts of water appear to exist deep beneath […]

OECD: SA needs avert water losses

eakage from the country’s aging water-distribution infrastructure is worsening scarcity woes […]

Time to tackle global water crisis

Marseille – A global meeting on water opened in France on Monday with demands to provide billions of poor people with clean water and decent sanitation and address the spiralling demands of the future.

“The challenges are huge and the problems are deep-rooted,” French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said as he opened the sixth World […]

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. […]

Rising water table swamps Jozi

Joburg roads are starting to crumble because of the rising water table. Underground water is seeping through the roads and causing huge sinkholes and flooding into neighbouring properties.

Acid mine water flooding Johannesburg

Affected residents are facing costs of thousands of rand to install special drainage systems because the Joburg Roads Agency (JRA) […]

Wildevoel vlei turns toxic.

City of Cape Town and Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW) were invited to discuss the ongoing eutrophication causing toxicity in Wildevoel Vlei […]

A letter to shell. – Fracking in the Karoo

Questions for Shell at the proposed meeting 25th March 2011

Dear Shell, I have done a study of other frackers, and I see no difference between you and others elsewhere worldwide, what with the lack of transparency and downright lies.

Fracking in our Karoo is not something that we simply don’t want. We are not […]

Fracking the Karoo could dryout SA’s telescope bid

South Africa could become a place for further great scientific discovery or we could become a country that poisons groundwater supplies in order to burn more fossil fuels […]

Western Cape Rainfall pattern | January

It is advised that household use alternative sources of water, including greywater to irrigate gardens and to conserve water where possible. It should be encouraged that all communities start practicing water saving behaviours. […]

2010 November dam levels

The state of the main dams supplying the Cape metropolitan area as compared to the five previous years is reflected in the table below. It is important to bear in mind that the time to save water is when there is water to save, and we should therefore not become complacent about our water saving efforts. […]