Circular economy in the water sector is not as prominent as in other sectors. The EU funded project WATER-MINING is testing circular economy schemes in the water cycle to demonstrate its feasibility. REVOLVE interviewed the head of Water Technology line at the Water, Air and Soil Unit of EURECAT and member of the team involved in the WATER-MINING project, Sandra Casas.
African leaders have joined a worldwide thrust for a “green recovery” from the COVID-19 setback and the climate crisis. As the African Union’s Green Recovery Action Plan puts it, this essentially means investing in the sustainable use of resources. A joint statement endorsed by 54 African leaders emphasises the continent’s need to develop “based on a deep understanding of climate risks
As a water-scarce continent and an institution that prioritises sustainability and has earth stewardship as a value, the way Nelson Mandela University saves water now through its various strategies will be key in how we view - and use - water in the long-term.
At present, demand continues to outpace supply across the Metro despite an extensive water-saving campaign and other expansive measures, including that of reprioritising some R363m of the municipal budget to water crisis interventions.