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SA needs to respect water

SA needs to respect water […]

SA must do more to look after water, says WWF

South Africans need to do more to conserve water resources as the country will feel the impact of water usage, particularly as climate change and poor management affect supplies of drinking water, an environmental organisation has warned.

“South Africa is going to feel the effects of climate change first through water resources. We have to […]

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 […]

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 […]

SA running out of water

We’re a water stressed country. We don’t have enough water resources to go around. Even once we get water in our managed infrastructure, nearly half of that leaks out of the system […]

Water crusade is vitally important

to remind South Africans that water scarcity — both in qualitative and quantitative terms — originates as much from inefficient use and poor management as from real physical limits. […]

Overuse of groundwater is unsustainable

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

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 […]

Rainwater harvesting needs political buy-in to relieve water poverty

Water is unlike other scarce natural resources: it underpins all aspects of society, from ecology to agriculture to industry – and it has no known substitutes. Like oxygen, water is fundamental to life. Water is also an integral part of the production systems that generate wealth and guarantees well-being.

Water provision is the most basic […]

South Africa has to focus on water quality

FOCUSING on the amount of water available to South Africans for drinking and making money, instead of its quality, was “mind-bogglingly silly”, a water expert said yesterday […]