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GOVERNMENT’S SECRET TRILLION RAND NUCLEAR DEAL BLOCKED

April 28, 2017
/ Categories: News

“Victory for justice and the rule of law and the people of South Africa”, is how Makoma Lekalakala of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) summed up the court judgement. After over a year and a half of court preparation for justice, ELA-JHB and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) were finally able to block …

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CHANGING PRACTICE COURSE – APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

April 20, 2017
/ Categories: News Uncategorized

Applications are open for the EMG/Rhodes University Changing Practice : Olifants Catchment Course through either the SA Water Caucus or the Civil Society Organisation Indaba network. We are pleased to announce that the course will be starting in May 2017. This course has been designed to support civil society action and participation in local water …

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LIMPOPO’S WATER SITUATION IMPROVES

April 20, 2017
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Dam levels in Limpopo have reached satisfactory levels following recent rain, the provincial water affairs department said on Wednesday. People were, however, asked not to waste water and to continue adhering to water restrictions imposed by their municipalities, spokesperson Lucia Matlou said. A devastating drought hit the province two years ago. In April 2016, the Polokwane water supply …

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REST IN PEACE DINEO

April 12, 2017
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It is with the greatest of sadness that the Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD) deliver to you today the heartbreaking news of the death of one of its employees, Dineo Eudia Shubane. Dineo was a valued member of the AWARD team. She will be greatly missed. Dineo, affectionately known as Dee, passed on on Monday …

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16 RHINO CARCASSES FOUND AT THE KRUGER

March 29, 2017
/ Categories: News Uncategorized

Since the beginning of the month, 16 rhino carcasses have been found in the Kruger National Park (KNP). “Three of the rhinos were found dead but their horns were still intact. We don’t know what the cause was. It could be natural causes such as old age disease or they could have died in a fight. …

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13 WEIRD, BUT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY WAYS TO SAVE WATER

March 29, 2017
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Now, more than ever, everyone needs to play a serious part in saving water. It's not always easy but it needs to be done. Water levels in Western Cape dams continue to drop and authorities are urging residents to cutback on their usage. Some citizens have been doing the best they can to save water and …

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12 WAYS TO TURN WATER FROM WASTE TO RESOURCE

March 29, 2017
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As 80% of the world’s wastewater flows untreated into the environment, we asked an expert panel to discuss how to promote water reuse 1 | Highlight success stories The main message we should give is that proper reuse can save money and generate income, and is good for the environment. In the Netherlands, there is now a …

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WATER RESEARCH COMMISSION LAUNCHES THE WORLD’S FIRST ’MINE WATER ATLAS’

March 24, 2017
/ Categories: Uncategorized

The Water Research Commission (WRC) today set the trend as world leaders with the launch of the world’s first ’mine water atlas’ in partnership with consulting firm Golder Associates. The event was also part of the World Water Day Celebrations that saw the global Launch of the UN World Water Development Report 2017: “Wastewater: The …

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DRINKING TOILET WATER COULD BE IN OUR FUTURE

March 24, 2017
/ Categories: News

THE WORLD is converging on Durban for the next few days to discuss the global water crisis. The theme for this year’s annual World Water Day is ‘Wastewater: The untapped resource’. Experts and officials will be looking at ways to use water from toilets, baths and industries to supplement the ever increasing demand placed on the …

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WORLD WATER DAY SUMMIT – DAY 1 SUMMARY

March 23, 2017
/ Categories: News

Approximately 1 000 people converged at iNkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal to observe World Water Day yesterday, 22 March 2017. The World Water Day Summit and Expo which was organized by the Department of Water and Sanitation, KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government and United Nations Water under the theme “Wastewater; The Untapped …

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RECONSIDER THE IMPACT OF TREES ON WATER CYCLES AND CLIMATE, SCIENTISTS ASK

March 20, 2017
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Forests and trees play a major role on water cycles and cooler temperatures, contributing to food security and climate change adaptation. In recent decades, the climate change discourse has looked at forests and trees mostly as carbon stocks and carbon sinks, but now scientists are calling for more attention on the relation between trees and …

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DEATH TOLL IN ETHIOPIAN GARBAGE LANDSLIDE SOARS TO 82

March 16, 2017
/ Categories: News

On Monday 13 March, rescue workers were seen carrying the body of a victim recovered out from a pile of refuse, following a landslide at the Koshe dump in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Details emerging from the scene reveal that the and slide submerged residents living next door to the site and the death toll so …

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

March 10, 2017
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Internship positions have opened at the Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD), an NGO based in Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province. These positions will form part of the AWARD team within the USAID RESILIM-Olifants program, the purpose being to reduce vulnerability through building improved transboundary governance and management of the Olifants Catchment so as to enhance …

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY – NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

March 10, 2017
/ Categories: Jobs & internships

This internship position has opened at the Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD), an NGO based in Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province. This position will form part of the AWARD team within the USAID RESILIM-Olifants program, the purpose being to reduce vulnerability through building improved transboundary governance and management of the Olifants Catchment so as to …

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY – RESILIM-O ‘COLLABORATIVE DYNAMIC MODELLING’ (CODYM) PROCESS

March 10, 2017
/ Categories: Jobs & internships

This internship position has opened at the Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD), an NGO based in Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province. The appointed intern will form part of the AWARD team working within the USAID RESILIM-O CoDyM program to support collaborative planning and action for water resources protection under conditions of climate change. By fostering …

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY – CLIMATE CHANGE

March 10, 2017
/ Categories: Jobs & internships

This internship position has opened at the Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD), an NGO based in Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province. This position will form part of the AWARD team within the USAID RESILIM-Olifants program, the purpose being to reduce vulnerability through building improved transboundary governance and management of the Olifants Catchment so as to …

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY – SMALLHOLDER FARMER SUPPORT INITIATIVE (AGRI-SI)

March 10, 2017
/ Categories: Jobs & internships

This internship position has opened at the Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD), an NGO based in Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province. This position will form part of the AWARD team within the USAID RESILIM-Olifants program, the purpose being to reduce vulnerability through building improved transboundary governance and management of the Olifants Catchment so as to …

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VICTORY IN SA’S FIRST CLIMATE CHANGE COURT CASE

March 8, 2017
/ Categories: News

Today the North Gauteng High Court ruled in favour of environmental justice organisation Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA), and referred the appeal against the environmental authorisation for a new coal-fired power station back to the Minister of Environmental Affairs on the basis that its climate change impacts had not properly been considered. In South Africa’s first climate …

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THIS GRAPHIC SHOWS HOW PLASTIC BALLS ARE SAVING L.A. FROM DROUGHT

February 27, 2017
/ Categories: News

The city of Los Angeles has dumped millions of small black balls into the city's reservoirs in an effort to protect the city's water supply. The "shade balls" are intended to maintain good water quality and protect against evaporation. It's one solution to the state of California's record-breaking drought, and could save the city millions in …

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2017: AGRICULTURE BEGINS TO TACKLE ITS ROLE IN CLIMATE CHANGE

February 27, 2017
/ Categories: News

After years of being off the table in climate talks, agriculture is now being considered widely by countries trying to reach their Paris emissions cuts pledges. By allowing countries to decide how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the landmark Paris climate agreement opened the door to new solutions. And over the past year, many countries, particularly …

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