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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 […]

What to do with rainwater

I found this fantastic blog, which tells the story so much better than I could. Of course it relates to another city, in another country, but it’s well worth a read.

Basically, a US study found that if a city captured and used the rain that fell on its rooftops, it could meet the water […]

Sustainable aesthetics keystone for water conservation

WATER conservation is loudly supported throughout Australian society, but a study by researchers from CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences has shown aesthetics and good old-fashioned neighbourhood competition are shaping Perth resident’s views on sustainable domestic water use.

According to the study published in Landscape and Urban Planning in January, general community aesthetics and the notion of ‘outdoing […]

Overuse of groundwater is unsustainable

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

Eskom to cut water use by 260bn litres

Eskom aims to reduce its water consumption by 260 billion litres a year by 2030.

The utility said the alternative technologies used at its new power stations would reduce the water requirement to 270 billion litres by next year. The company would have needed 530 billion litres to operate its coal-fired stations had the new […]

Safe use of greywater for vegetable gardening

Safe use of greywater for urban food production

The potential contribution of household and urban food gardens to food security is limited by a shortage of water which can be used to supplement rainfall. Greywater may help to overcome this limitation by providing a dependable source of water that is under the control of […]

The economics of injustice: the dark side of global water demand

On the surface it seems a brutal multi-party Faustian double bind, where everyone sells their soul to everyone else. Is it? And if it is, what can be done to break the pact? […]

South African water crisis deepens

As South Africans we have become accustomed to relatively cheap water. This inexpensive price has fostered an attitude of wasteful water use […]

Water facts and statistics

# 145 l – The litres required to produce one serving of a fizzy soft drink. # 1 000 t – The estimated tons of water required to produce one ton of grain. # 11 00 l – The volume of water required to produce one hamburger. […]

What we don’t but should know about coal fired power plants

The sum total of water required for all of the power stations is six times the equivalent volume of the Vaal dam […]