Water scarcity occurs even in areas where there is plenty of rainfall or freshwater. How water is conserved, used and distributed in communities, and the quality of the water available can determine if there is enough to meet the demands of households, farms, industry and the environment.
Water scarcity affects one in three [...]
On the face of it, Earth has plenty of the stuff. We live on a water world: about three quarters of the earth’s surface is submerged. And, give or take a few H2O molecules, there’s the same amount circulating through the water cycle now as there has been for thousands of years.
So why is there [...]
A report released in early October 2009 by the Water Research Commission of South Africa found that South Africa has 4% less water than 20 years ago.
Rand Water is predicting that demand for water in South Africa will outstrip supply by 2025. It also believes that Gauteng is potentially facing a water shortage as early [...]