Cape Town’s quest for water security
Nov29

Cape Town’s quest for water security

The City of Cape Town is warning its residents that their water consumption is too high Click & Tweet! and that they need to reduce their water use to winter levels. This is in response to a drought in the Western Cape that has seen dam levels in the province drop to 55%: down 10% compared to last year. Cape Town’s quest for water security Because Cape Town is situated in a water-scarce region, the city imposes water restrictions on a...

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Western Australia’s farmers growing more crop per drop
Jun22

Western Australia’s farmers growing more crop per drop

By 2050, the world’s population is projected to reach 9 billion while per capita income is expected to almost triple. This will likely lead to a substantial increase in demand for food as well as natural resources especially if global production and consumption choices of emerging economies converge with those of OECD countries. With water for food production already accounting for around 70% of water withdrawals and water demand...

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A drought-proof Perth
Apr22

A drought-proof Perth

Western Australia’s Water Corporation has developed a drought-proof plan for Perth to ensure there is enough water for all Click & Tweet! , even in the face of climate change and an increasing population. The plan aims to achieve the city’s goal of reducing water consumption by 25% by 2060. To help business and industrial customers reduce their water consumption and become drought-proof the Water Corporation has initiated its Water...

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The general public opinion on water and climate change
Apr07

The general public opinion on water and climate change

We now live in a world where there are droughts where there should not be and flooding in places that should not be either. The question is what is the general public opinion on water and climate change? If you ask a person about it you get many different responses. Some, very few really believe it. Most others say it is a cycle and it is supposed to be this way. No one believes it may be climate change. Recently, I asked a Manager at...

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