Is Desalination The Answer For Africa's Water Shortages?
As the Western Cape province in South Africa is in a race against time to produce solutions that will keep the taps from running dry, attention has been directed towards filling dams up in that particular area - and although Cape Town's drought has been more severe, the whole region should treat the problem like its own and invest in innovative ways to adapt to the recurrent drought. Desalination has been proposed as one of many strategies to deal with the water shortages, with Namibia and Botswana already in a joint venture to pump desalinated water from the Atlantic Ocean. It will cost billions, but access to clean water is a major stride towards building the Africa we want, isn't it?
The Conversation Africa, 8 February 2018
Day zero is looming for Cape Town and a dedicated and efficient long-term solution to South Africa's water woes must be found. The weather can't be controlled and drought patterns… Read more »
Southern Africa: Namibia-Botswana Desalination Plant Still On Cards
New Era, 6 February 2018
The initial plans to jointly set up a multi-billion-dollar pipeline that will draw water from the Atlantic Ocean and be shared as desalinated water by Namibia and Botswana is still… Read more »
VOA, 8 February 2018
A dry spell in parts of southern Malawi has rekindled accusations of witchcraft and bouts of mob violence. Authorities have been quick to condemn the attacks and dispel the… Read more »
ISS, 5 February 2018
South Africa is running out of water. Not just Cape Town, the entire country. The problem is most immediate in the Mother City, but the country has been overexploiting its national… Read more »
The Conversation Africa, 5 February 2018
Helen Zille, the Premier of the Western Cape in South Africa, has made two startling claims about the water crisis in the province. She says there will be anarchy when the taps run… Read more »
The annual rainfall in southern Africa doesn't seem to have changed much over the last century since measurements began. But it has become more variable: droughts and floods are ... Read more »