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Sustainability Features

Rainwater harvesting: a step-by-step guide for plumbers (part 2)

By: Kelly-Ann Prinsloo – writer

In part two of our feature on rainwater harvesting, we look at choosing the right tank, determining the rooftop contribution area, and whether your tank should be place above or below ground.

Read more: Rainwater harvesting: a step-by-step guide for plumbers (part 2)

Rainwater harvesting: a step-by-step guide for plumbers (part 1)

By: Kelly-Ann Prinsloo – writer

Rainwater harvesting has been practiced for thousands of years and, as South Africa’s water crisis deepens, consumers are looking more and more to the plumbing industry to provide them with rainwater harvesting solutions.

Read more: Rainwater harvesting: a step-by-step guide for plumbers (part 1)

World's first 3D-printed bikini cleans water as you swim

By: Kelly-Ann Prinsloo – writer

Researchers have invented a new 3D-printed swimsuit capable of cleaning up contaminants while people swim

It doesn’t get much more ‘alternative’ than a new 3D-printed bikini capable of cleaning up oil spills and desalinating water while people swim.

Read more: World's first 3D-printed bikini cleans water as you swim

SA’s current drought was expected: WRC

The Water Research Commission says the current drought was expected. Experts say it’s unclear when the drought will end and behaviours need to be changed to preserve water.

Read more: SA’s current drought was expected: WRC

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