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Climate change could disturb marine life
31 Mar 2015
Miami - Climate change may lead to disturbances in marine life that will take thousands of years to recover from, not hundreds of years as previously thought, researchers said on Monday.
Coca-Cola bottling company reduces water use by 70% over five years
27 Mar 2015
Beverage bottling company Amalgamated Beverage Industries (ABI) – the largest manufacturer and bottler of Coca-Cola products in the southern hemisphere – has succeeded in reducing the water required to produce beverages across its five plants by some 70% over the last five years, while also narrowing its energy footprint over the same period by some 45%.
Solar water system douses risks in Cameroon's arid north
26 Mar 2015
A pioneering solar-powered water distribution system is improving access to potable water in a region of Far North Cameroon beset by drought, water-related illness and an influx of refugees fleeing Boko Haram attacks.
Ninety-six mines operating without water licences, Minister reveals
26 Mar 2015
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has revealed that 96 mines currently active in South Africa are operating without water use licences.
Kenya launched Africa's first water fund on Friday, a public-private partnership aimed at raising $15-million to provide clean water to 9.3-million people by protecting the basin of the country's longest river.
24 Mar 2015
The Nature Conservancy, a US-based charity backing the fund, says it will provide $2 in benefits for every $1 invested.
Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan sign agreement on Nile dam
24 Mar 2015
Leaders from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan signed a cooperation deal on Monday over a giant Ethiopian hydroelectric dam on a tributary of the river Nile, in a bid to ease tensions over regional water supplies.
Pumps specialist highlights need to mitigate AMD in SA
20 Mar 2015
Owing to the current acid mine drainage (AMD) crisis in South Africa, which is contributing to the country’s clean natural resources becoming scarcer, mines are being forced to look at ways to enhance their processes and to recycle and treat their water before reintroducing it into the environment, says pumps specialist Verder Pumps South Africa consultant Daan Louw.
Shale licences to be issued this year - minister
17 Mar 2015
London - Mining Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said on Monday he expected to start issuing shale exploration licences later this year.
Shell pulling back from shale in South Africa
16 Mar 2015
Royal Dutch Shell is pulling back from its shale projects in South Africa due to lower energy prices although it is still seeking an exploration license for the onshore Karoo Basin, its country manager said on Monday.
Pipes association calls for submission of sample HDPE pipes for quality testing
13 Mar 2015
As the requirements for reliability and the extended life span of plastic pipes across industry are increasing, the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) is inviting companies to submit high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe samples by April 30 for selective quality testing by an independent laboratory.
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