The devastating effects of water shedding

By Martin Czernowalow

While South Africa battles against the effects of the current drought, industry experts have come out strongly against the potential implementation of water shedding.

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A time for partnerships

Martin Czernowalow

Zama Siqalaba is the programme manager of the Strategic Water Partners Network — an NGO geared towards collaborative action between the private- and public water sector role players, aimed at closing the 17% water gap by 2030.

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Money down the drain

Martin Czernowalow

More than R6‑billion of water is lost or unaccounted for per year in South Africa, at a time when the country faces a serious water crisis.

 

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Cape Town invests ‘to give dignity’ (2)

By Martin Czernowalow

The City of Cape Town’s 2016/17 budget will see more than half a billion rand being spent directly on water and sanitation in informal settlements.

 

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Fixing leaks can result in water savings of up to 40%

It is common practice to pass by a leaking tap or a spilling sewer in most South African townships and these problems often go unattended for days. In some cases where residents do take the responsibility of reporting these leaks to the municipal officials operating in the area, they are often ignored if the leak is not within a specified job card.

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Drought compounds Mekong water crisis

By: John Boudreau, Diep Ngoc Pham, and Mai Ngoc Chau

The nine acres in southern Vietnam that double as rice paddy and shrimp pond for farmer Nguyen Thi Tam have become a wasteland. After the worst drought in 90 years, almost nothing grows.

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