Will the world run out of water by 2050?

Helgard Muller

By Helgard Muller
“Leaked report shows ‘catastrophic’ fate facing world: Earth to run out of water by 2050” (www.express.co.uk, dated 19 November 2015).

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Creative juices flow where water does not

By Helgard Muller

The National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa, has a major economic impact on the Eastern Cape and an estimated R340-million is spent each year. Yet the future of the event is under threat, not by the economy or lack of creativity, but by the erratic supply of water.

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Looking back at the Regional African Water Leakage Summit

The sixth Regional African Water Leakage Summit was held in Midrand in August. The conference opened with keynote speeches by two world leaders on water leakage, namely Ronnie McKenzie, the chairman of the IWA Water Loss Specialists Group: Global Water Losses, and the former chairman Tim Waldron. 

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Corruption leaks into the Lesotho Highlands Project

By Helgard Muller

Water experts warn that water shortages are imminent because this project has already been delayed for five years, with delivery of water from Phase II now scheduled only for the end of 2024.

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Reflections on Wisa 2016

By Helgard Muller

The Water Institute of Southern Africa (Wisa) held its biannual conference in Durban during May. More than 2 000 delegates from all segments of the sector attended the 54 sessions and 26 parallel workshops. More than 50 exhibitors showcased their latest technology, including two special pavilions from Denmark and the Netherlands. The theme was ‘Water: the ultimate constraint’.

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Water by super tanker or the truckload – admirable but futile efforts

By: Helgard Muller

Is donating thousands of litres of water to drought-stricken communities really helping, or is it a futile attempt to alleviate the critical, nation-wide water crisis we are facing?

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