Israel proves desalination era is here

Grant Momplé, Paarl

One of the driest countries on earth now makes more fresh water than it needs.

Carolyn, your editor’s comments in the Bolander of December 7, concerning water desalination, could not be more relevant.

We are living through one of the worst international droughts ever.

A programme on BBC last night highlighted the dire situation from California to Africa, and it was scary viewing.

I have attached an article titled “Israel proves that desalination era is here” for your attention.

Desalination has now been fine-tuned to be a very realistic solution to the world’s fresh water crisis, and the Israelis have proven this.

With 5/8 of the world under salt water, and with desalination a very real solution to convert this sea water into life saving fresh water, what is the world waiting for?

Imagine solar-driven desalination plants being made available to all countries in need?

If we put as much time, effort and money into solving the international fresh water crisis as we do into improving and producing military equipment, the world would be a far better place for all.

www.scientific american.com/article /israel-proves-the-desalination-era-is-here/

A Lombard, Helderberg

Denneweg in Gordonsbaai is ’* deurlopende weg tot in die Strand, en word deur vele motoriste en ook vele toeriste gebruik.

Vanaf Gordonsbaai tot verby die golf landgoed is dit skoon, daarna is dit so ontsettend vuil langs die weg: rommel, papiere, selfs ou meubels.

Sommige inwoners hier kan nie swart sakke bekostig nie, brood kry eerste voorkeur.

Nogtans het die bewoners gestem vir die DA, maar ek moet 100% saam stem met Tony Erenreich: die DA doen niks vir die mense in hierdie gebiede nie.

Wie is die raadslid?

Waarom word die werksoekende, wat orals langs die hoofweg sit op ’* klip, nie gevra om die rommel op te tel nie?

Helderberg stel geensins belang om die gebied skoon te hou nie, of alternatiewelik mense in die gebiede aan te moedig om self skoon te maak nie, die kinders moet opgroei in hierdie rommel. Plaas ’* houer vir die mense om die afval in te gooi.

Die raadslid van die gebied moet geskors word, en die DA het net stemme gewerf maar doen niks vir die inwoners nie.