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Green Technologies for a Sustainable Water Industry

Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) – partnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems – 09 November 2010

Water supply, resource management and sustainability in the water industry are among the top issues to be covered during the Vietnam Water Industry Conference.

Ho Chi Minh City will host the 'Green Technologies […]

Go green with a rainwater harvesting solution

Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) – partnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems – 08 November 2010

Only a minute share of water in our planet (2.5%) is potable, and most is locked up as ice while only one per cent is available in lakes, rivers and underground water tables for […]

Preserve water – warning issued

Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) – partnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems – 13 October 2010

South Africa risks running dry of water if people fail to preserve it. Water and Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi issued the warning yesterday at a two-day Water and Poverty Alleviation: a Dialogue […]

SA signs water sharing agreement with Swaziland

Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) – partnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems – 25 July 2010

Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Buyelwa Sonjica signed a water-sharing agreement with her Swaziland counterpart, Tsandzile Dlamini, at Driekoppies Dam in Mpumalanga on Friday.

Driekoppies Dam

Under the agreement, communities living on both sides of the border will have the right to use water from the dam.

“SADC member countries have agreed to preserve water and promote the sharing of resources among ourselves, and therefore this is a good move for both countries because the project will benefit the citizens of both South Africa and Swaziland,” said Sonjica.

She reminded community members who attended the launch that water had to be used sparingly.

“As we celebrate our achievement today, we should never forget the fact that Swaziland and South Africa are indeed water-stressed countries. We do not have a surplus of water and we cannot afford to abuse our precious water resources. A few good thunderstorms or rising dam levels can never be invitations to waste water or to underestimate its value,” she said.

During the signing of the agreement on Friday, three agricultural sheds and a variety of farming implements were handed over to beneficiaries from the Schoemansdal, Schulzendal and Middelplaas communities, who were forced to relocate when construction of the Driekoppies Dam started in 1994.

The various communal compensation projects amount to more than 260ha under irrigation using water from Driekoppies Dam, as well as about 2900ha of farming land used for various crop cultivation projects.

Sonjica told the beneficiaries that a “mammoth task” awaited them in ensuring the success of their projects. Continue reading SA signs water sharing agreement with Swaziland

Going from Grey to Green

Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) – partnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems 31 January 2010

Laura Allen, cofounder of Greywater Action, a group that encourages conserving and reusing household water, is teaching Californians how to reclaim and recycle “gray water.” Typically, gray water includes the discharge from washing machines, sinks, showers, […]