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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Water conservation lessons from South Africa’s “Day Zero”

South Africa’s “Day Zero” could teach us about water conservation, Ahmed El Berri writes for Ahram Gate. He lists the measures taken in Cape Town to deal with the drought that hit the country’s agricultural production and economic growth two years ago. The lessons we could learn, he says, include innovative irrigation techniques, fixing leakages, criminalizing car washes and water pollution, building dams for water storage. He also cites treating wastewater for agricultural and industrial use, harvesting rainwater and spreading awareness as fundamental strategies to tackle water shortages.

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