The great water footprint conundra: Is a smaller foot print really better than a large one? (IWMI) - YouTube
ater footprints measure the amount of water consumed or applied in the production of a good or service. A single cup of coffee, for example, has a water foot print of 140 liters of water. The concept is widely publicized and is now beginning to influence government policy. But according Dennis Wichelns, professor at the Institute of Water Policy National University of Singapore, that is a mistake ... read more >>
Harmony Gold Mining Co. (HAR), Africa’s third-largest producer of the metal, must pay to clean up water pollution near mines west of Johannesburg even after selling the land five years ago, South Africa’s Court of Appeal ruled.
Harmony, which owned the affected area in the West Rand from 2003 to 2008, must contribute to rehabilitation costs with AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. and Simmer & Jack Mines ... read more >>
South Africa should empower agencies to start managing water-catchment areas and curb losses for a life-sustaining resource that’s in increasingly short supply, the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation said.
Leakage from the country’s aging water-distribution infrastructure is worsening scarcity woes, the Paris-based organization said in its first environmental performance re ... read more >>
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