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The emerging water crisis in South Africa

The emerging water crisis in South Africa […]

All new buildings to have rainwater harvesting systems – Ireland

ALL new buildings including houses, apartments, offices and schools will be obliged to install rainwater harvesting systems to reduce consumption and help drive down utility bills. […]

Water for thirsty Medupi

I KEEP hearing rumours about Medupi, the coal-fired power station that is turning out to be the most expensive ever built anywhere. The station’s foundations are being built 50% below requirement. No, they’re not. Oh, well, the boiler foundation structure is prejudiced. When I ran a check, the answer was no, it’s not.

Which is […]

‘Earthy’ Cape Town water safe: city

The taste and odour were caused by Geosmin in the Theewaterskloof Dam […]

The right to sufficient water!

Chapter 2 of the Constitution under Section 27 gives every South African the right to sufficient water. I suspect that those of us who are fortunate enough to have sufficient access don’t always realize exactly how difficult life can be without it.

Imagine not being able to wash your body, your clothes, your food or […]

Water crisis hits many North West, Mpumalanga towns

An increasingly popular tend among these individuals is to harvest rainwater for use inside their home. Their rainwater tank replaces […]

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 […]

Eskom to cut water use by 260bn litres

Eskom aims to reduce its water consumption by 260 billion litres a year by 2030.

The utility said the alternative technologies used at its new power stations would reduce the water requirement to 270 billion litres by next year. The company would have needed 530 billion litres to operate its coal-fired stations had the new […]

Water concerns sink golf estate

Last week’s controversial decision to stop the LagoonBay Lifestyle Estate project near George in the southern Cape may have far-reaching consequences for further golf estate developments throughout the country. […]

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. […]