Author Archives: Conor Eastment

‘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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