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Sustainability Features

Innovative use of water can turn crisis into opportunity

By Duncan Vink

With one of the worst droughts in living memory severely affecting South Africa’s economic growth prospects and a looming water crisis threatening to further destabilise the economy, the link between water and socio-political effect is becoming increasingly evident.

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In drought-hit central Nicaragua, water 'is like looking for gold'

Nicaragua may boast a southern lake that is Central America's biggest body of freshwater, but in the centre of the country years of drought have taken a severe toll.

Read more: In drought-hit central Nicaragua, water 'is like looking for gold'

Spot the leak - The ins and outs of leak detection

leak detection

By: Kelly-Ann Prinsloo – writer

As the effects of South Africa’s water crisis continue to be felt, we take a look at the challenges and benefits of leak detection. According to a study published by the Water Research Commission (WRC) last year, thanks to leaky pipes, South Africa loses the equivalent of 4,3 million swimming pools worth of water every year.

Read more: Spot the leak - The ins and outs of leak detection

Alternative sanitation solutions could ease SA water issues

If South Africa wants to solve its water crisis, it might need to look down the toilet bowl, as between 30-40% of household water is wasted when you flush.

Read more: Alternative sanitation solutions could ease SA water issues

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