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


On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 5:48 AM, Mandi Smallhorne <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Thanks, Sigrid! I’ll be in touch with him.

 

Regards

Mandi Smallhorne

Freelance science journalist and writer

 

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Subject: Re: Water issues

 

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.)

Sigrid

 

On 01/25/2018 05:53 AM, Mandi Smallhorne wrote:

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).

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.

 

Regards

Mandi Smallhorne

Freelance science journalist and writer

 

 

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Sigrid Schmalzer
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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Red Revolution, Green Revolution: Scientific Farming in Socialist China (University of Chicago Press, 2016)

Science for the People: Documents from America's Movement of Radical Scientists (University of Massachusetts Press, 2018)

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