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Patrick Bond was interviewed about the water crisis a few days ago:

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&
task=view&id=31&Itemid=74

On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 5:48 AM, Mandi Smallhorne <[log in to unmask]>
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> Thanks, Sigrid! I’ll be in touch with him.
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> Regards
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> *Mandi Smallhorne*
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> Freelance science journalist and writer
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> *From:* Science for the People Discussion List [mailto:SCIENCE-FOR-THE-
> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Sigrid Schmalzer
> *Sent:* 25 January 2018 01:02 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: Water issues
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> Yes, I've been following this. I'm wondering if Bob Lange would know. His
> work (with Maasai people) on water has been on the purification end (along
> with clean cookstoves and solar energy), but perhaps he would have
> knowledge of this end of things as well? His email is [log in to unmask] (I'm
> not sure if he's still on this list.)
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> Sigrid
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> On 01/25/2018 05:53 AM, Mandi Smallhorne wrote:
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> I don’t know if you’re aware of the water crisis engulfing South Africa?
> Thanks to the extraordinary drought over the last three years (a one-in-300
> year drought, according to one UCT scientist), our second most important
> city, the tourist drawcard, Cape Town, is projected to turn off the taps
> early in April (months before their winter rains arrive, residents will be
> living on 25 litres of water a day then); another biggish city, in the
> Eastern Cape faces the same fate in August; we in Johannesburg are not
> getting the rains we need (we’re in the summer rainfall area that covers
> most of the country).
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> Are any of you involved in research around water issues that might be
> relevant – or do you know people who are? Effective recycling and capturing
> of water, recharge of aquifers, innovation, anything relevant… please let
> me know if so, as I’m looking for info from the wider world for an article
> I’m percolating. Thanks.
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> Regards
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> *Mandi Smallhorne*
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> Freelance science journalist and writer
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> --
> Sigrid Schmalzer
> Professor, History Department
> University of Massachusetts Amherst
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> *Red Revolution, Green Revolution: Scientific Farming in Socialist China*
> <http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/R/bo22541357.html>
> (University of Chicago Press, 2016)
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> *Science for the People: Documents from America's Movement of Radical
> Scientists* <https://www.umass.edu/umpress/title/science-people>
> (University of Massachusetts Press, 2018)
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> *Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean: Remembering Chinese Scientist Pu Zhelong*
> <https://tilburyhouse.com/book/education-and-teaching/by-subject/multicultural/moth-and-wasp-soil-and-ocean/>
> (Tilbury House, 2018) -- picture book
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