Tag Archives: Water Conservation

Rainwater harvesting can boost water security

[Translate] Rainwater harvesting (RWH) can boost water security in South Africa, but water-related legislation does not provide a clear legal framework for its adoption, hampering national expansion. This is according to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research catchment hydrologist … Continue reading

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Acid mine water to be pumped

[Translate] South Africa will begin pumping acid water from disused mines that’s threatening to flood Johannesburg, according to the Department of Water Affairs. Equipment being installed in Germiston, east of Johannesburg, will be able to pump water from the city’s … Continue reading

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$71 billion needed to meet the SA’s growing demand for water

[Translate] South Africa will look to the bond markets, banks and increasing customer revenue to finance the 700 billion rand ($71 billion) needed to meet the country’s growing demand for water, the Department of Water Affairs said. Africa’s largest economy … Continue reading

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South Africas 1st 5 star green building rating

[Translate] Aurecon’s office building in Century City, Cape Town, which is nearing completion, is the first building in South Africa to be awarded a 5 Star Green Star SA – Office Design v1 rating by the Green Building Council of … Continue reading

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Acid water – no political will

[Translate] Johannesburg – There is no political will to deal with the acid mine water problem, chief executive of the Federation for a Sustainable Environment, Mariette Liefferink said on Thursday. “There is not inadequate information, but there is definitely a … Continue reading

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Steps to avert SA’s water crisis

[Translate] Government reveals its plan at the World Economic Forum. World Economic Forum on Africa, Cape Town – The government of SA, which oversees one of the most water stressed regions in the world, and the Water Resources Group (WRG), … Continue reading

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How to save water without changing your lifestyle

[Translate] The average household consumes approximately 240lt of water per person per day. That means that for a household with four people in it, 960lt of water is used every day which equates to 350’400lt per year! How is this … Continue reading

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Water resources – prepare for a drought

[Translate] The maximum consumption that SA’s water resources can sustain will be reached in about five years, warns Engineering Council of SA vice-president Thoko Majozi With floods causing havoc in seven provinces, it may be hard to believe that a … Continue reading

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Water in South Africa: A System in Crisis

[Translate] Water is life, it makes life, and without it we will all die. However following on from this is the fact that the water must be of a quality that sustains an abundance of diverse life forms. How many … Continue reading

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Eskom turns to water

[Translate] Johannesburg – The state power utility Eskom will join forces with the Water Research Commission (WRC) in researching subjects including climate change, water management and purification, the commission said on Monday. “Eskom and WRC enter into a strategic research … Continue reading

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