Three provinces in South Africa have been declared national disaster zones because of drought, and Cape Town still faces the real possibility of running out of water entirely in the near future. This book, a "can-do" collection of more than 101 water-wise tips, is a guide to changing your relationship with water. Long-term, immediate, big, small, from the sensible to the quirky, from kitchens to bathrooms, businesses to institutions, there's something here for everyone.
Acts like:- Turning off devices instead of leaving them on standby- Buying less cotton clothing (a T-shirt needs 2,400 litres of water to make!)- Using reusable straws when possible- Turning off the tap while you brush your teethwill take only moments, but if enough people commit to them, we can make a real difference to our planet.
Conita Walker tells the story of the love match that lured her from the world of international air travel to plunge, somewhat naively, into the life of a conservationist. It is a tale of adventure, mishaps, humour and heartbreak.
Populations of cities have grown at unprecedented rate, consuming ever more land, placing severe strain on the environment. This book is focused on urban nature conservation, aspects that will resonate with advisors to local government, people interested in bringing back nature to our cities and anyone with a keen interest in nature.
This book shows how the South African food system operates and how it has far-reaching and often devastating effects on land, people and poverty. This story is fundamentally about power - who has it, who doesn't, and why.
17 of the country's prominent bush experts share there knowledge about conservation and management of the Bushveld, its geology and soil, veld and plants, timber and age-old trees, survival and usage of the veld in historical times, modern-day tourism and how one goes about buying a farm here.
17 van ons land se boskundiges skryf oor die Bosveld se bewaring en bestuur, die geologie en grond, veld en plante, houtsoorte en ouderdomme van bome, oorlewing en veldgebruik in historiese tye, hedendaagse toerisme en wat dit sou behels om 'n plaas hier te koop.
In a surprising and enlightening investigation of modern society's rediscovery of the sacred in nature, an acclaimed sociologist reveals that the culture of enchantment is making an astonishing comeback.
This book provides a balanced view on toxicology, risk assessment and management. The updated edition includes chapters on dose, emphasising the vulnerable, reproductive and developmental toxicants and toxicity testing. With comprehensive coverage of international developments of risk management and safety, this will appeal to researchers, professionals and the general reader.
This book provides practical guidelines for the management of natural rangelands with worldwide application. It will be essential for those who deal with problems like the control of soil erosion, sensitive road maintenance and invasive alien plant control.
Based on extensive field research and in-depth interviews, Achieving Water Security draws conclusions for policy and practice of relevance not just for Ethiopia, but for sub-Saharan Africa more widely, linking findings with current international debates on service delivery in rural areas. Published in association with ODI.