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P&G to raise 500,000 days of clean water
P&G to raise 500,000 days of clean water

Conscious of the water disaster currently being faced by South Africans, Procter & Gamble (P&G) South Africa has a goal to raise 500,000 days of clean water to tackle these water issues, as part of its Children's Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Programme.

1 day ago

Red Bull TV releases Waves for Water documentary
Red Bull TV releases Waves for Water documentary

On World Water Day 2017, Red Bull TV released a new feature-length documentary that captures the story of former pro surfer Jon Rose and his mission to bring clean water access to those in need.

By Sindy Peters 1 day ago

A vision produced as an outcome of The Density Syndicate (Credit: dhk architects & urban designers in association with Jakupa architects and urban designer)
Dutch, SA collaboration to continue on TRUP project

The long-term vision for the Two Rivers Urban Park (TRUP) Project in Cape Town is to free up 120 hectares of land for the creation of a mixed-use development that redresses the legacy of spatial apartheid planning, providing access to the CBD to previously disadvantaged and lower-income families.

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BCC to ensure health of Benguela Current ecosystem through sustainable management
BCC to ensure health of Benguela Current ecosystem through sustainable management

Supporting fisheries, tourism, recreation, and thousands of jobs, a sustainable Benguela Current ecosystem is the lifeblood of the ‘ocean economy' on South Africa's West Coast. A workshop has been held in Cape Town during which scientists, government officials, business and civil society representatives considered linkages between the diverse “ecosystem services” provided by the ocean and coastal environment, and how best to measure and monitor both their economic value and environmental health.

24 Mar 2017

Investing in a circular water economy in SA
Investing in a circular water economy in SA

The 2017 UN World Water Development Report: Wastewater, the Untapped Resource indicates that for decades, people have been using fresh water faster than nature can replace it, contributing in some regions to hunger, disease, conflict and migration.

By Hermann Erdman 24 Mar 2017

GBCSA shares water-saving tips
GBCSA shares water-saving tips

South Africa is the 30th driest country in the world, and water is becoming one of our most scarce resources. The impacts of our uneven and irregular rainfall patterns have been sorely felt this summer, with serious water restriction measures having been put in place by most municipalities.

24 Mar 2017

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Maximising the potential of wastewater in agriculture

During World Water Day (22 March), FAO highlighted the opportunity that treated wastewater represents for agriculture, improved food security, and nutrition. Treated and reused wastewater can be a cost-effective and sustainable solution to water scarcity.

23 Mar 2017

Water from Air technical director, Paul Raglan-Smith and CEO Ray de Vries with a mobile 1,500 litres per day machine designed and manufactured in South Africa.
Durban innovator presents a solution to water crisis

Durban businessman Ray de Vries believes that a solution to the Cape Town water crisis may be in the air around us.

22 Mar 2017

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Earth's soil carbon reservoir poses massive risk to climate change mitigation

Currently, more carbon is locked up in just the first metre of the planet's soils than can be found in the atmosphere and all terrestrial plant life combined said Fijian president Jioji Konousi Konrote during his keynote address at the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon. Konkrote called for stronger management of this natural resource, warning of colossal negative impacts on the environment and human societies if the massive stores of carbon trapped in Earth's soils are released.

22 Mar 2017

Water stewardship and responsible water usage
Water stewardship and responsible water usage

Should directors of companies have a fiduciary responsibility to address water risks?

By Bernard Jacobs 22 Mar 2017

Stormwater harvesting could help South Africa manage its water shortages
Stormwater harvesting could help South Africa manage its water shortages

In 2016, South Africa experienced one of the worst droughts in decades. Many towns and cities across the country were left with compromised water supply systems and limited food production. This placed pressure on an already fragile economy.

By Kirsty Carden and Lloyd Fisher-Jeffes 22 Mar 2017

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Forestry SA launches online guide to industry

Forestry South Africa marked the United Nations International Day of Forests on 21 March 2017 with the launch of Forestry Explained, an information and illustration-rich website.

22 Mar 2017