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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 […]

Clean water is our right, but it is slipping through the cracks

IT’S ONE thing to flick the light switch and find that you remain in darkness; it’s quite another when you can’t flush the toilet. […]

Western Cape rainfall ~ April 2012

This years seems to be a year of only average rainfall, however many of the dams around Cape Town and much lower than previous years. With only two month of more than average rainfall over then past 7 months, Cape Town may face water insecurities should this trend continue.

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Western Cape Rainfall for July 2011

It should be noted that even with the accumulated rainfall being higher than the norm, the two bigest dams that supply Cape town are still under the 80% mark […]

Safe use of greywater for vegetable gardening

Safe use of greywater for urban food production

The potential contribution of household and urban food gardens to food security is limited by a shortage of water which can be used to supplement rainfall. Greywater may help to overcome this limitation by providing a dependable source of water that is under the control of […]

Water shortage in Cape Town since Jan van Riebeeck

Water shortages have been a problem for the country’s oldest city since Jan van Riebeeck arrived. […]

South Africa has to focus on water quality

FOCUSING on the amount of water available to South Africans for drinking and making money, instead of its quality, was “mind-bogglingly silly”, a water expert said yesterday […]

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 […]

China doubles water conservation funding

China plans to double its investment in water conservation projects as cities face shortages and the worst drought in decades persists in northern China’s key wheat-growing areas. […]