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Water shortage crisis looming in South Africa

South Africa faces a massive water shortage in the near future, but contingency plans are already in place […]

Water crisis lies on the horizon

freshwater faces a double crunch – from a population explosion, which will drive up demand for food and energy, and the impact of climate change. […]

Cape Town water demand below peak level

The Department of Water Affairs has previously warned that the city’s available water will be fully utilised by 2019 due to growth in the population and the economy […]

Kruger Park River Polluted by Acid Water From Mine

Highly acidic water flowed from a dam filled with waste rock into Selati River near Phalaborwa resulting in “a massive fish kill […]

‘Earthy’ Cape Town water safe: city

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

Strategy to manage SA’s water efficiently

Pretoria – Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has released the second National Water Resource Strategy (NWRS2), which sets out the vision and strategic actions for effective water management.

The release of the strategy on Wednesday, follows Cabinet’s approval last week. It builds on what has been accomplished by the first NWRS published in […]

Acid mine water: Is Gauteng dying?

Acid mine water, now so prevalent in Gauteng, has until recently generally been regarded as the industrialists’ and mine owners’ problem. However, the stage has now been reached in Gauteng’s Central, Western and Eastern Basins in which much property with foundations reaching below ground level is threatened.

Acid Mine Drainage (AMD), which is contaminated water […]

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. […]

Cities are Turning to Green Infrastructure

From Seattle to Sweden, an ever-growing number of city and regional governments are using roof gardens, specially designed wetlands, and other forms of “green infrastructure” to rein in pollution from countless diffuse sources — and to save money. by jim robbins

In Puget Sound, one of America’s great estuaries, killer whales, seals, and schools of […]