http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.60Change: -0.21
R/$ = 12.20Change: 0.06
Au 1193.33 $/ozChange: 2.32
Pt 1113.00 $/ozChange: 6.50
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Aug 24, 2012

Commission launches water currents policy series

Back
India|Industrial|Projects|Sustainable|System|Water|WRC|International Water Management Institute|Solutions|Technology System|Dhesigen Naidoo|Infrastructure|Water|Water Currents Policy Series
Industrial|Projects|Sustainable|System|Water|||Solutions||Infrastructure|Water|
india|industrial|projects|sustainable|system|water-company|wrc|international-water-management-institute-facility|solutions|technology-system|dhesigen-naidoo|infrastructure|water|water-currents-policy-series
© Reuse this



The Water Research Commission (WRC), in collaboration with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and research institution Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies International, has launched the WRC Water Currents Policy Series as part of the WRC Dialogues, which focus on topical water issues affecting the public and aim to serve as a platform for exchanging ideas and opinions related to water.

The launch, which was attended by industry specialists, took place in conjunction with the first dialogue in the series, which focused on water-related job and asset creation in community- driven development, infrastructure and employment programmes to enhance access to water for domestic and economic use in a holistic and sustainable manner.

“A principal gap in the South African fabric is an insufficiency of solutions-orientated discussions in addressing our challenges. We have a rich repository of smart people in our science and technology system, who need to be consulted in [the application of] their research capability beyond the laboratory. For this reason, the WRC has launched the WRC Water Currents Policy Series,” said WRC CEO Dhesigen Naidoo.

The WRC and the IWMI have been inspired by India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), through which government provides employment for 55-million households.

This programme entails communities deciding on how to use available labour and IWMI research has found that communities prioritise water asset creation in more than 60% of the projects. Further, various other government programmes coordinate with the NREGS to offer integrated public support to achieve holistic bottom-up water management and droughtproofing.

The first dialogue focused mainly on learning from the Indian experience and exploring practical ways of enhancing the creation of water-related employment in the South African context by strengthening synergies between the water sector and participatory rural development programmes for job and asset creation, infrastructure development, sustainable land and water management, as well as conservation.

As part of the WRC Dialogues, Wat-Indabas, which are facilitated sessions aimed at providing a safe and protected space for knowledge sharing between stake- holders with unequal relationships or significant conceptual gaps, will also take place in the near future.

The third part of the dialogues is the Khuluma Sizwe Series, which is an open lecture platform where high-profile speakers are invited to comment on water issues affecting the South African public. The first lecture in this series will take place in September.

Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Water News
Ian Kirk
Just 8% of South Africa’s land area provided 50% of the country’s surface water and the country could be on the cusp of a drought, Worldwide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) Freshwater Programme head Christine Colvin warned at a Power of Partnerships seminar in...
JULIUS KLEYNHANS South Africa has skilled and experienced engineers available to deal with the water situation
The Department of Water and Sanitation’s (DWS’s) announcement in February that it had signed a two-year contract with 35 water engineers from Cuba is a waste of taxpayers’ money and overlooks local expertise and talent, says civil rights group Afriforum. Afriforum...
SKILLS TRANSFER Rexus shares its experiences and research in all aspects of pipeline design and often provides technical seminars and on-site training
Local pipeline systems manufacturer Rexus completed a project to supply pipes, valves, fittings and couplings to the value of R21-million for an Eastern Cape municipality water project in January. Rexus director Allistair Balutto tells Engineering News that the...
More
 
 
Latest News
Department of Energy's Deputy Director General in charge of nuclear, Zizamele Mbambo
Updated 6 hours ago The Department of Energy (DoE) told Parliament on Tuesday that technical preparations are at an advanced stage and the government is ready to move full steam ahead; but it kept details of how the nuclear programme would be financed firmly under wraps. “We are still...
WNA director-general Agneta Rising
Updated 6 hours ago In the next two decades nuclear energy’s share of the world’s power generation mix is projected to increase by several percentage points from 11% currently, as countries strive to meet growing demand by deploying technologies that do not exacerbate global warming....
Updated 6 hours ago Notwithstanding its recent downgrade to junk status, State-owned electricity utility Eskom is still planning to raise a whopping R66-billion in debt funding during 2015/16 to cover operational and capital expenditure (capex) shortfalls that will arise even after a...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Steel 2015: A review of South Africa's steel sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Steel 2015 report provides an overview of the key developments in the global steel industry and particularly of South Africa’s steel sector over the past year, including details of production and consumption, as well as the country's primary carbon...
Projects in Progress 2015 - First Edition (PDF Report)
In fact, this edition of Creamer Media’s Projects in Progress 2015 supplement tracks developments taking place under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, which has had four bidding rounds. It appears to remain a shining light on the...
Electricity 2015: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2015 report provides an overview of State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers, as well as electricity planning, transmission, distribution and the theft thereof, besides other issues.
Construction 2015: A review of South Africa’s construction sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Construction 2015 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; the key participants in the sector; local construction demand; geographic diversification;...
Liquid Fuels 2014 - A review of South Africa's Liquid Fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2014 Report examines these issues, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel pricing, competition in the sector, the...
Water 2014: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2014 report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context, but also in the African and global context, and examines the issues of water and sanitation, water quality and the demand for water, among others.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
While strongly welcoming the promulgation of the new Part 101 of South Africa’s civil aviation regulations, governing the commercial operation of civil remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs) in South Africa, the Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Association of Southern Africa...
LSM Distributors has contracted engineering consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Africa to undertake the R100-million restoration of the 54-year-old Kyalami racetrack, situated in Midrand. The restoration will assist in re-establishing it as a venue for...
South African Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has expressed the hope that the defence budget will be significantly increased over the next five years. She did so while addressing the media in her recent budget vote media briefing. The 2015/2016 defence...
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has been an implementing agency for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) since 2008. The relatively young portfolio has 28 projects over 30 countries on the continent according to the 2014 AfDB and GEF annual report released...
PAUL SPEAR Training and development should be an integral and proportionate part of the long-term strategy of all companies, regardless of their size
Investment in South African youth through apprenticeships and learnerships will not only create direct benefits for businesses but will also contribute significantly to job creation and socioeconomic transformation in the country.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96