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Water footprint is the new carbon footprint

SVA Architectural's Bruce Wilson chats to John Maytham in the Green Property feature.

With increasing droughts around the world, how much has water become a part of thinking green when designing buildings?

A few years ago the comment came out that water is the new carbon. And it is slowly but surely seeping its way, literally, into the market.

Bruce Wilson, SVA Architecture

More and more commercial buildings are becoming more water wise.

It's certainly never too late to start and there is certainly a big trend to focus on water.

Bruce Wilson, SVA Architecture

Wilson explains how developers are beginning to understand the ecological value of water rather than just the financial value.

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Mokonyane: WC should have been declared disaster zone much sooner

Mokonyane: WC should have been declared disaster zone much sooner

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says it's now time to implement long-term measures to tackle the WC water crisis.

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