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Overuse of groundwater is unsustainable

The world is depleting underground water reserves faster than they can be replenished due to over-exploitation […]

The race against toxic mine water

Toxic mine water surfaced eight years ago just west of Johannesburg, and still flows out of the ground during heavy rains. […]

Distribution of the worlds water resources

1. Approximately 97% of the worlds water is found in the oceans and seas as salt water. 2. Only the remaining 3% is fresh water. […]

Troops sent to prevent water riots

In an earlier blog I discussed what would happen if Cape Town’s water supply dried out. From the following article you will read that troops have been called in to prevent unrest in the Philippines due to a dire water shortage.This will not be the first time the military has been used to pacify thirsty […]

Will Cape Town follow in the footsteps of Australia: water conservation

If you thought South Africa’s water situation was bad then consider what is happening in Australia. Out of necessity Australia is leading the world when it comes to issues water conservation and sustainability. The continent has experienced 10 years of drought and has had to find innovative ways to supply an ever expanding population with […]