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26 Free State towns without water

We know that in a week they will suffer from water shortages. There are a lot of problems between our municipality and the community […]

How Scarce Does Water Need to Get Before It’s Valuable?

How Scarce Does Water Need to Get Before It’s Valuable? There will soon be too many people on this planet for everyone to consume as much water as they do today. […]

South Africa’s $40 Billion Water Gap Threatens Economy

Concrete patches on the canals snaking through Nico Greeff’s vineyards betray constant repairs to an outmoded irrigation system that’s the lifeblood of farming in South Africa’s arid west.

“The water infrastructure is about 60 years old and the lifespan of a surfaced canal is about 40 years,” Greeff, 55, said on his farm near Vredendal, […]

Poor management behind water crisis

Water utilities are losing billions of rand through lost and stolen water in SA, while poor sanitation in Africa is leading to the deaths of millions of children through water-borne diseases.

This emerged from the four-day African Water Association conference, which started in Durban on Monday.

The water indaba, which has brought together leaders from […]

Water tariff increase is inevitable

Water-stressed South Africa needs to invest a massive R573 billion in water infrastructure, services and demand management over the next decade, but has budgeted for less than half this amount, government said on Monday.

This gap was a “significant shortfall”, water affairs chief operations officer Trevor Balzer told reporters at Parliament.

“If you look at […]

Cape Town World Water Day shortfalls

As aging infrastructure and a wasteful attitude are to blame for much of the Cities water concerns it is still surprising that the city is still not trying to tackle the issue of water and sanitation at the cause of the problem. […]

South African Dam Report 2011

deputy director-general for water resources infrastructure, Cornelius Ruiters, said of the 359 dams owned by the department, 161 needed “rehabilitation […]

Defining SA’s water crisis

South Africa’s real water crisis is that the stuff is just too damn complicated. What do you think about when you worry about water? […]