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Government considers ban on microbeads after water is found to be contaminated
Government considers ban on microbeads after water is found to be contaminated
The government has set up a task team to look at imposing a total ban on microbeads – the tiny plastic beads used in cosmetics, toothpaste and...
There’s much more to the plastic pollution crisis than carrier bags
There’s much more to the plastic pollution crisis than carrier bags
Plastics are part of our everyday lifestyles, and their release into the natural environment has become yet another serious global crisis affecting...
Open dialogues for multiple use water services
Open dialogues for multiple use water services
There is a greater resilience and determination among communities to find solutions to water problems that have engulfed the country. This they do...
The ideal partner in multiple use water services
The ideal partner in multiple use water services
For the Water Research Commission (WRC) to operationalise their project on multiple water resource usage, they require a funding partner. To this...
Community standing on its own
Community standing on its own
There was agility in her movement as she pointed out areas she has walked in search of water in Tshakhuma, near Thohoyandou in Limpopo. Mrs...
Increasing our resilience to extreme weather and climate events
Increasing our resilience to extreme weather and climate events
As much as South Africa’s climate variations are characterised by severe spatial and temporal fluctuations in rainfall, with a record...
Public praise drives water-wise behaviour: A lesson for city managers
Public praise drives water-wise behaviour: A lesson for city managers
Applauding people publicly for their successful efforts to reduce water use at home may be an effective means of driving water-wise behaviour...
South Africans satisfied with tap water quality
South Africans satisfied with tap water quality
Around 81% of urban South Africans are confident the tap water they drink is safe, the Water Research Commission (WRC) said on Friday.
Drowning in waste
Drowning in waste
The path between the old pit toilets and the classrooms is worn deep into the ground. Hundreds of feet pound back and forth every day. Next to the...
Energy on tap
Energy on tap
A simple device attached to water storage units could use gravity to create large amounts of energy and to power communication in rural areas.

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