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The emerging water crisis in South Africa

The emerging water crisis in South Africa […]

Knysna faces water shortage

The Knysna Municipality says parts of the town are experiencing water shortages due to low rainfall this winter season.

Sedgefield is one of the areas most affected by the shortage.

The municipality says it has been sending out messages to alert residents about the problem.

The municipality’s Mike Rhode is urging the community to reduce […]

What is greywater recycling

If you’re unfamiliar with this type of recycling, the No. 1 question on your mind is likely: What is greywater, anyway?

To put it simply, greywater is water from bathroom sinks, tubs, showers and laundry washing machines. Despite frequent confusion, greywater does not include water from toilets, kitchen sinks and automatic dishwashers (this is called […]

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 […]

Endocrine disruptors found in SA water

Threats to humans emerge when the compounds enter the food chain through vegetables (and often fish) via irrigation with toxic water. […]

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 […]

What to do with rainwater

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 […]

Sustainable aesthetics keystone for water conservation

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 […]

California says yes to greywater recycling

The state Senate today passed a bill allowing so-called greywater systems in homes and commercial buildings. […]

Saving Money with Water Conservation Head Sprinkler Systems

Water Rhapsody’s greywater systems use large droplet technology to irrigate. This ensures that the presious water is absorbed by the soil. […]