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14 Apr 2021 CAPE TOWN
Poor economic growth, a water deficit, poor monitoring and data collection, increasing pollution and water stress worsened by climate change contribute.
6 Apr 2021 CAPE TOWN
New evidence of complex symbolic and technological behaviors at Ga-Mohana Hill in the Northern Cape, South Africa dating back 105,000 years challenges the idea that the origins of our species were linked to coastal environments.
19 Apr 2019 OXFORD, United Kingdom
Urbanization will drive demand for water and increase the competition between cities and agricultural use for water, according to a new study.An international team led by University of Oxford, UK has examined water reallocation from rural to urban environments.The resultant report, released April 12, shows that global urban population has quadrupled since 1960 and that it is expected to expand by another 2...
22 Mar 2019 STOCKHOLM, Sweden
Dr Jackie King is named the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for game-changing contributions to global river management. She has advanced the scientific understanding of water flows, giving decision-makers methods and tools to assess the full range of costs and benefits when managing or developing river systems...
8 Mar 2019 CAPE TOWN, South Africa
The BNP Paribas Foundation, under its Climate Initiative program, is funding new research at the University of Cape Town (UCT) to examine the human impact on global warming in the global South.The international, multidisciplinary team from UCT, Oxford University, and the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory is working with experts and reseachers from Benin, Nigeria, Liberia and Kenya...
25 Oct 2018 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 as an innovative paradigm shift in waste recovery, Suzanne Lambert created the bricks through a natural process called microbial carbonate precipitation, not unlike the way seashells are formed, Lambert’s supervisor Dr Dyllon Randall, a senior lecturer in water quality engineering explains...
8 Oct 2018 CORVALLIS, United States
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, John H. Matthews, co-founder and secretariat coordinator for the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), which is chaired by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the World Bank, observes that cities are the landscapes where most climate adaptation decisions are being negotiated and contested...
5 Aug 2018 CAPE TOWN, South Africa
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, will become more frequent. As city populations grow, it will be harder for governments to provide enough water for everyone...
2 Jul 2018 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates
An ambitious project to tow massive icebergs from Antarctica to the United Arab Emirates UAE is set to proceed, according to the company behind the plan to alleviate water stress in the country and region.The National Advisor Bureau Limited (NABL), an Abu Dhabi-based private company, announced June 30 plans to tow the 'bergs to Fujairah on the eastern coast of UAE at an estimated cost of $50 Million USD...
3 Feb 2018 CAPE TOWN
Why is Cape Town experiencing a water crisis? How does one answer that without ignoring history and simplifying the facts? Should frightened citizens of Cape Town, many now scrambling to become water literate, embrace the call to ‘decolonise narratives’ around water governance in order to rescue their city? Such questions energised debates on the first day of an international conference on urban research at the University of Cape Town.
24 Jan 2018 Cape Town, South Africa
World Watches as Clock Ticks For Cape Town. Planet's First Major City to Face Water Supply “Day Zero”. South Africa And International Media Interest Intensifies. This is How Press Coverage (20 News Stories) is Playing Out This Week (updates will continue)
The South African - Day zero leaps forward by nine days for Cape Town“It was initially projected for Sunday 21 April 2018. But, as confirmed by the (City of Cape Town) COCT website, that date has come forward nine days, to Thursday 12 April 2018. As of the date of this article (22/01/2018), Cape Town has 80 days before the taps are shut off”...
4 Dec 2017 CAPE TOWN
Desalinated sea water poses a probable health risk to Capetonians, say scientists from the Western Cape's top universities. The city's three marine sewage outfalls, which send more than 36 million litres of effluent a day into the ocean, contain chemicals that mean "great caution is needed" in the desalination process, which is touted as the answer to Cape Town's water crisis, the environmental scientists warn.