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  • 25 Oct 2018- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Info Cape Town, South Africa A master’s student at South Africa’s University of Cape Town has created the world’s first bio-bricks made from human urine, deploying a process which is carbon-friendly and produces fertilizer as a by-product. In what is being described
  • 19 Sep 2018- 09:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPE TOWN, South Africa Waterless technology that treats excrement on-site provides the health benefits of removal without the infrastructure costs of sewer and treatment plants and, at the same time, preserves valuable water resources, according to an
  • 5 Aug 2018- 09:04 by OOSKAnews Info CAPE TOWN, South Africa The Conversation This article, authored by Kevin Winter and Peta Brom of the University of Cape Town, originally appeared in The Conversation. Models of the earth’s changing climate suggest that extreme weather events, including droughts,
  • 12 Oct 2016- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRETORIA, South Africa South Africa’s water woes continue, although in a new direction. The country has failed to meet its human rights obligations to address the environmental and health effects of gold mining in and around Johannesburg, the Harvard
  • 20 Jul 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa has launched a campaign to clean up all rivers and other water sources in the country throughout the month of July in honor of Nelson Mandela, whose birthday is July 18th. The Department of Water and Sanitation
  • 12 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The South African Department of Water and Sanitation confirmed on January 6th that it has received additional water from the 1,520-million-cubic-meter Katse Dam in neighboring Lesotho. Director of Water and Sanitation Margaret
  • 28 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden The South African government is looking to desalinationto help ease the country’s water problems, Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane said this week. "We have given the go-ahead through the Cabinet, a week ago, that
  • 21 Aug 2015- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa has approved the partial release of water from the multi-billion-dollar Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) in order to meet growing water supply challenges in the country's central Free State province.
  • 19 Jun 2015- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE In the kick-off panel discussion at the SIWW Technology and Innovation Summit (STIS) this week, participants focused on key drivers for innovation in the water industry. Drivers for Innovative Solutions PWN Technologies CEO Jonathan Clement
  • 1 Jun 2015- 07:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom The fifth aquaNOW Audience, held on May 29th during the XVth World Water Congress in Edinburgh, took on issues including climate change, water pollution, sanitation and governance. An archived version of the discussion
  • 28 May 2015- 15:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON, VA, United States OOSKAnews Inc. will host the fifth “aquaNOW Audience” during the XVth World Water Congress on Friday, May 29, 2015, from 9:15-10:45BST (4:15-5:45 EDT) at the Edinburgh International Conference Center. OOSKAnews readers and
  • 28 May 2015- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON, VA, United States OOSKAnews Inc. will host the fifth “aquaNOW Audience” during the XVth World Water Congress on Friday, May 29, 2015, from 9:15-10:45BST (4:15-5:45 EDT) at the Edinburgh International Conference Center. OOSKAnews readers and
  • 20 May 2015- 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DURBAN, South Africa When people are denied access to sanitation, they are also denied other basic human rights, since lack of sanitation obstructs the right to life and health and hampers the right to education, South African Deputy President Cyril
  • 19 Nov 2014- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Over 180 cities and communities in 35 countries have taken back control of their privatized water services over the past 15 years, according to a new report from international think tank the Transnational Institute (TNI) of
  • 10 Oct 2014- 10:02 by Local Press Report PRETORIA SAnews.gov.za Government has appealed to communities to save water and help protect the country's infrastructure at all times. "As a country we must endeavour to reduce our water consumption as best we can. The [practices] of recycling and

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