Tag Archives: Water shortage

Residents to conserve water supply as two pipelines washed away due to flood

Press Release   August 2, 2012 Executive Mayor Zanoxolo Wayile called on residents of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality to conserve water today as two pipelines that supplies the city with water from the Churchill and Impofu dams collapsed. Mr … Continue reading

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Water Supply affected in Walmer

Press Release   May 16, 2012 Water supply to several areas affected as leak on Airport runway are fixed The water supply to Walmer – below 7th Avenue, South End, Forest Hill, Humewood and some surrounding areas, will be affected … Continue reading

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Lewis Pugh on Karoo Fracking

This is the content of a short speech given on Friday night in Cape Town by Lewis Gordon Pugh OIG (a.k.a. the Human Polar Bear) about the proposed fracking for gas in the Karoo, by Shell. He received a sustained … Continue reading

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Dangers of Water

What is the Single Most Dangerous Use of Water? The most dangerous ‘use’ is the agricultural, industrial and municipal pollution that threatens human health. Pollution is very insidious because it  often happens out of sight and out of mind. The water … Continue reading

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Bitou council hopes ease Plett’s water problems

  Themba Boyi |   The Bitou Municipality has put out a tender for the construction of a desalination plant.The Water Affairs Department and the municipality have signed an agreement for the release of R20,000,000 to construct the plant in … Continue reading

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Proposed water tariff hike on cards

     The Amathola Water Board is proposing an 8.8 percent water tariff increase to its main recipients, which means that consumers in Buffalo City and areas under the Amathole District Municipality can expect further increases in tariffs, reports Msindisi Fengu. … Continue reading

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“Water-shedding” in the pipeline for Grahamstown

Due to the consistently low levels of dams in the Grahamstown area, the Makana Municipality is considering limiting water supplies in some parts of town. Addressing a media conference on Thursday, Makana Municipal Manager Ntombi Baart said this “water-shedding” process … Continue reading

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Water Stress – New Global Headache

   A third of the world’s people might have access to only half the water they need in the next decades if nothing is done on a sustainable basis right now. And South Africa is particularly vulnerable.The high amount of … Continue reading

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Innovations needed as climate change sees water supplies dwindle – Andrew Muir

LARGELY due to climate change, South Africa is becoming drier from the west to the east. Climate modelling for our area shows that our annual precipitation (rainfall) will reduce by between 10% and 15% at current warming levels. As a … Continue reading

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Rain-making lasers could trigger showers on demand

Lasers that stimulate condensation may help to induce rain artificially. Zeeya Merali Make rain while the laser shines.J-P. Wolf / University of Geneva   The rain dance is getting a twenty-first-century revamp using laser technology. Optical physicists have demonstrated that … Continue reading

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