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Water not a crisis in SA: Water Affairs official

South Africa does not have a water crisis because the country still has many options […]

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, […]

Cape Town may soon drink recycled water

Cape Town residents will have to start looking seriously at drinking recycled water from the local sewage works within the next few years as water supplies are running out […]

Rainwater vs. recycling water systems

There is a misperception about the differences between rainwater harvesting systems and systems that recycling waste water. There is also a misperception as to the possible end use of water from these systems.

Rainwater harvesting systems use rainwater collected from the roof and should not be confused with systems that recycle treated wastewater or greywater […]

Water Should Be More Valued To Reflect Worth

Water should be more highly valued to reflect its worth and reduce its waste, said Paul Bulcke, chief executive officer at Nestle SA (NESN), the world’s biggest food company.

“If something isn’t given a value, people tend to waste it,” Bulcke said at a World Water Week seminar in Stockholm. “Water is our most useful […]

Swimming pool water conservation

Water and Sanitation department made it clear how one should dispose of swimming pool water […]

Cape Town rainfall May 2012

With half the average rainfall over the month of May, Cape Town will need to hope and pray that rainfall figures pick up in the months to come.

This year the rainfall figures have closely followed that of 2009/2010. If this is to continue then water conservation efforts will need to be stepped […]

Tedx- Cape Town: Reclaiming Camissa

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Eskom & SA Government Responsible for Water Crisis

A water crisis is looming in South Africa, communities are at risk of losing access to water, and coal is right in the middle of it, according to a report released by Greenpeace today. This latest briefing is a stark reminder to the SA government to start pushing Eskom to substantially invest in renewable energy. […]

Toilet water can be purified

Yuck! This is the response in most instances to the proposal to recycle water from sewage effluent.

But experts warn that there are already substances in our water supply that might draw similar reaction – and we drink it anyway.

Durban plans to become the first South African city to purify and recycle sewage into […]