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WESSA National Group Award for FoL

Friends of the Liesbeek has just returned from Durban after an amazing weekend with WESSA. We were privileged and honoured to be recognised for the years of work that we have been doing along the Liesbeek river in receiving WESSA’s … Continue reading

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‘Life on the Liesbeek’ Walk & Talk with Phil McLean

On Friday the 7th of July, Friends of the Liesbeek will be hosting a walk & talk on the Liesbeek river in Paradise Park (click on link for directions) led by Phil McLean, FoL chairperson and invasive species specialist. The event … Continue reading

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FoL wins ‘Eco-Logic’ silver award for biodiversity and eco-community categories.

  Friends of the Liesbeek has just returned from a successful trip to Pretoria for the 2017 Eco-Logic Awards. The annual awards are hosted by Enviropaedia, a South African environmental encyclopaedia and networking platform that promotes social and environmental sustainability. … Continue reading

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Friends of the Liesbeek Announced as Eco-Logic Finalists

We are honoured and privileged to be listed as finalists for the categories of Biodiversity and Eco-Community in the Enviropaedia Eco-Logic Awards. With a panel of reputable judges drawn from the DEA,  Botanical Society of SA, Endangered Wildlife Trust and … Continue reading

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Water Scarcity and Public Perceptions

Phil McLean Obviously and quite rightly, water is the topic of our latest newsletter. You would have to be living under a rock to be unaware of the dire state of our water supply, right? We all understand the problem … Continue reading

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Jumping the Water Gun

Conor Eastment  The beginning of 2017 in Cape Town has certainly been dominated by drought. With dam levels reaching 33% for the area as of beginning March, and a potentially dry winter forecast, the ‘doomsday preppers’ are certainly in their … Continue reading

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Positive Reinforcement inspires ripples of (behaviour) change

Nick Fordyce If you’re living in the Cape you must be aware that we’re in the middle of a water crisis. It’s hard to avoid reminders of this dry reality. The province’s worst drought in over 100 years, coupled with … Continue reading

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Future water options from within the Cape Flats Aquifer: poorly understood risks

By Dr. Kevin Winter Cape Town’s pre-winter rainfall cannot come quickly enough in this drought stricken region. Since 2015 records show a below average rainfall for the southern Cape which has result in a reduced storage capacity of the major … Continue reading

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Waiting for the rain

  Cape Town residents are increasingly familiar with the constraints of water use – the region is in the grip of its third major drought since 2001. In April 2005, for example, the water storage capacity of the main supply … Continue reading

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