The world needs hydro power

2015-08-28 21:21

To provide more clean energy, particularly in fast-growing Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, the world needs more hydro power dams.

School field still flooded

2015-08-27 09:05

PARENTS of children at Piet Retief Primary School have expressed their frustration that the school’s sports ground remains flooded after six months.

Msunduzi has ‘no concerns’ over water shortage

2015-08-24 09:17

WATER shedding may not be on the cards in the near future for Msunduzi residents as Umgeni Water levels are “healthy and sufficient”.

Harvesting water from thin air

2015-08-23 15:00

A new breed of green engineers is working to avert the world’s looming water issues by grabbing water out of thin air. And South Africa-based Cirrus Water Management is joining the party with its independently engineered water-harvesting technology that generates clean drinking water from the ambient atmosphere.

Municipal contract workers down tools

2015-08-19 09:55

WORKERS contracted at the Msunduzi Water and Sanitation Department embarked on a strike yesterday, saying the strike would not end until they were permanently employed by the municipality.

As seas rise, saltwater plants offer hope farms will survive

2015-08-17 09:10

On a scorched wasteland near India's southern tip, an unlikely garden is growing, seemingly against all odds. The plants are living on saltwater, coping with drought and offering viable farming alternatives for the future.

Puerto Rico extends water restrictions

2015-08-06 05:20

A deepening drought in Puerto Rico has forced the government to extend severe water rationing measures to more communities.

Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

2015-07-31 07:45

The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, an Associated Press investigation has found.

UFS builds emergency water reservoir

2015-07-29 19:31

The University of the Free State is building an emergency water reservoir to provide its Bloemfontein campus with water when there is a shortage.

Bloem water restrictions kick in next week

2015-07-24 09:15

Newly imposed water restrictions will be in place next week for Bloemfontein residents with strict penalties in the pipeline for those who fail to adhere to the water saving rules.


Govt acts to stem SA’s R7bn water leaks

2015-08-28 21:15

President Jacob Zuma has launched a campaign to train 15 000 young people to fix leaking taps in their communities.

Water wars are a myth, expert says

2015-08-24 11:29

The doom and gloom predictions of increasing battles around the world over water are a myth, with only a handful of disagreements over shared waters leading to armed conflict, an expert says.

Polokwane water shortage rectified

2015-08-23 22:25

Power supply problems that led to a water shortage in parts of Polokwane have been rectified, the municipality says.

Cleaning up old mines could cost up to R60bn

2015-08-20 07:55

SA is facing a massive regulatory failure as government does not require a levy from mining companies to treat water and there is no enforcement of the laws.

Cuba on edge as drought worsens

2015-08-17 20:01

Cuba has put its civil defence system on alert due to a year-long drought that is forecast to worsen in the coming months and has already damaged agriculture.

High levels of harmful bacteria in Tembisa water - DA

2015-08-12 15:57

The Democratic Alliance has warned people in Tembisa, on Johannesburg's East Rand, to avoid water in the area because high levels of harmful bacteria have been found.

From open sewage to high-tech hydrohub, Singapore leads water revolution

2015-08-03 11:55

Fifty years ago Singapore had to ration water, and its smelly rivers were devoid of fish and choked with waste from shipbuilding, pig farms and toilets that emptied directly into streams. But it's a very different story today.

SA's water treatment works in critical state

2015-07-29 21:34

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has found that South Africa's water treatment works were in a poor to critical state, and that monitoring water quality was becoming a problem.

Science helping to fix SA's water woes

2015-07-29 16:28

Although South Africa will likely face water shortages in future, and the quality of the country’s water is getting worse, scientists are working on some innovative projects to reverse this.

R352m boost for drought-hit KZN

2015-07-15 14:55

The Department of Water and Sanitation has invested R352m in assisting KwaZulu-Natal to respond to the immediate challenges of water scarcity, the minister has revealed.

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