BREAKING NEWS ABOUT THE TRITON XEROPHYTE
Tile Africa Presents Triton Xerophyte
Take your shower experience to a whole new level with the latest water-saving digital shower – Triton Xerophyte – now available from Tile Africa. It is the more efficient and sustainable way to shower!
Locally designed shower mixer offers significant water savings
An extensive trial in the Kruger National Park recently found that a South African designed shower mixer saves 30% water compared to control showers. Savings were found to increase to 50% in winter, when ambient temperatures drop. The results from the study have recently been published in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology.
PODCAST One-of-a-kind shower mixer offers an innovative solution to reduce water wastage
By Newsbreak Producer Matthew Veeran - A South African designed digital shower mixer known as "Triton Xerophyte" is offering a revolutionary solution to reduce water wastage in our bathrooms. The product's water-saving technology was developed by a group of conservation-minded local scientists, who worked alongside the United Kingdom's leading shower manufacturer, Triton. The outcome is an easy to install product that can save up to 50% of water - while still incorporating all the functions, convenience and luxury of a premium shower mixer. Dr. Dewald Lubbe is the Managing Director at IWSX - the company behind Triton Xerophyte. He says given the ever-increasing threat to water resources across the country, SA was an ideal choice to launch a product like this...
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Shower water usage in Kruger National Park tourist accommodation: effectiveness of technology and information intervention to reduce use
Human freshwater consumption continues to be a growing global concern. Research and implementation of interventions on multiple fronts is required to safeguard this critical resource. Household water consumption is a significant contributor to overall freshwater use. Such indoor water use in nature-based tourism presents a challenge to this industry, but also provides opportunities to influence human behaviour and experimenting with, and mainstreaming, new technologies promoting water conservation and sustainability. Here we assess interventions to one significant source of water use (showers) in tourist accommodation in a popular nature-based tourism destination, the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Control trials utilizing information interventions (to induce behavioural change), and a novel shower technology, are implemented to identify water saving opportunities. We show that technological intervention (installation of Triton Xerophyte®) result in ~30% overall water saving as compared to control showers. Added water-saving infographics slightly enhances this saving, but is shown to have limited success when implemented in isolation (i.e. without the technology). In addition, we show how shower duration and water usage is related to ambient temperature, with the Triton Xerophyte® resulting in increasing water savings under cooler ambient conditions (up to ~50% water reduction for ambient temperatures <5oC). Encouragingly, visitors to this national park are shown to use less shower water and shower for shorter even in control units, as compared to general public suggesting that these nature-based tourists may already be more mindful of water usage. Nature-based tourism agencies have a responsibility to promote water saving behaviour, and implementing technology and providing information and awareness in aid thereof may act as a catalyst for broader water-conservation in society.