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Rich paying too little for water, says WWF

The rich are, for the volumes they’re consuming, paying relatively little for very reliable drinking quality 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 […]

Wetlands in danger: we ignore ‘water factories’ at our peril

IT HAS been six years since Anglo Coal established a wetland in Mpumalanga to “offset” its encroachment on another of the province’s wetlands. Wetlands cover a mere 2.4% of South Africa’s total 122-million hectare surface area, but the benefits they deliver, from water purification to tourism, far exceed their size.

They are South Africa’s most […]

Ermelo declared water disaster area

Mpumalanga has declared the town of Ermelo a disaster area amid a looming water crisis […]

SA faces water threat – WWF (Water crisis)

Cape Town – Water security is the biggest threat facing society and the South African public should be taking water issues more seriously, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has said. […]

Cape Town’s water problem – Water is too cheap!

South Africans were not paying for the water they used and that the demand for water would exceed supply, despite plans to build dams. […]

Food shortage of 2050

we will need to produce as much food in the next 40 years as we have in the last 8,000,” said Jason Clay of the World Wildlife Fund […]

Western Cape winter rainfall pattern prediction

Cape Town winter rainfall pattern | possibility of June and July floods was rebuffed in the Argus of the same day by various expert climatologists. […]

South African Water policy

Yet South Africa’s water supply infrastructure is too ill-equipped and poorly maintained to meet growing demand, leading to a massive shortfall in service delivery […]

SA running dry – economy threatened

If urgent steps are not taken, South Africa will run out of water for future economic growth within the next five years.

This is among several alarming expert opinions contained in the second edition of “The Environmental Handbook: A Guide to Green Business in South Africa”, launched in Cape Town this week.

In a guest […]