Windhoek faces water crisis

2015-03-04 18:49

The residents of the Namibian capital Windhoek have been urged to save at least 10 percent of their water due to a poor rainy season and low dam levels.

Port Elizabeth water issues over

2015-02-20 22:27

Water supply problems in Port Elizabeth have been resolved, the Nelson Mandela Bay metro says.

Water interruptions in Pretoria

2015-02-19 17:59

Water supply to Mamelodi, Pretoria, will be interrupted due to maintenance, the city says.

North West town hit hard by water shortages

2015-02-18 11:17

North West towns under the Ditsobotla District Municipality could suffer interrupted water supply for months due to infrastructure upgrades, it has been reported.

Space-age shower could save you megabucks

2015-02-09 14:19

A space-age shower inspired by Nasa can achieve water savings of up to 90%, says its Swedish developer.

Investments in water in poor nations give big benefits

2015-02-09 09:07

Investing to provide drinking water for 750 million people in poor nations who lack clean supplies makes clear economic sense with bigger than expected health benefits, World Bank estimates show.

Water investments in poor nations, great benefit

2015-02-06 19:45

Investing to provide drinking water for 750 million people in poor nations with no clean supplies makes clear economic sense.

Rand Water warns of 25-hour water cut

2015-02-04 12:19

Water and sanitation service provider Johannesburg Water has warned of planned water cuts due to maintenance at the Eikenhof pump station.

Drought-hit Pakistan turns to solar water treatment

2015-02-02 10:03

Worsening drought has led to over 80% of water resources in Pakistan’s southern Tharparker district becoming unfit for people to drink, a new study says.

Brazil storms leaves city waterless

2015-01-23 18:32

Storms have hit pump stations, leaving hundreds of thousands without water in Brazil's largest city.


Long water cut in Kriel for Majuba

2015-02-23 19:07

Residents of Kriel, Mpumalanga, will be without water from Monday until March 9 because a railway line is being built to the Majuba power station.

Zimbabwe, Zambia to repair Kariba Dam

2015-02-20 22:25

Urgent repairs to avert the collapse of the gigantic, power-generating Kariba Dam between Zimbabwe and Zambia will begin this year.

SA spends R35m on Cuban engineers amid criticism

2015-02-19 07:00

The South African government will spend around R35m on Cuban engineers and water specialists over the next two years, according to the Department of Water and Sanitation.

Majakaneng's water supply being fixed

2015-02-15 18:30

Six of the 12 broken water valves in Majakaneng, North West, have been repaired, the water and sanitation department says.

'Water-house' innovation slashes energy needs

2015-02-09 11:20

As UN climate negotiators gather in Geneva, one Japan-inspired Hungarian inventor believes he has found a revolutionary and inexpensive way to construct buildings that could slash humanity's energy needs.

Lobsters crawl out of sea - report

2015-02-07 16:06

A report says about half a ton of rock lobsters have crawled out of the sea at Elands Bay, north of Cape Town.

Water technicians deployed to Majakaneng

2015-02-05 13:17

Technicians have been deployed to Majakaneng, near Mooinooi to resolve the water problems in the area, the office of North West premier, Supra Mahumapelo says.

Red tide detected near Cape Town

2015-02-03 12:35

Red tide, which can render shellfish dangerous, has been detected on the west coast, the agriculture, forestry and fisheries department says.

Rand Water warns of Shutdown in Mogale City

2015-01-28 15:58

Rand Water plans to shut down its Eikenhof Pump Station temporarily to do some work on certain pipelines.

Farmers suffer huge losses due to broken canal

2015-01-21 16:01

Producers in the Olifants River Valley are currently suffering financial losses of up to R30 000 per hectare after a water canal broke.

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