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Water

Gibbs upgrades Mkuze water treatment facility

By: Anine Kilian     Updated 3 hours ago The northern KwaZulu-Natal town of Mkuze’s water treatment facility will be upgraded by engineering firm Gibb, resulting in a larger output of clean water and improved water quality. Gibb announced on Thursday that the upgrading of the plant was earmarked to unlock growth and development within... 

South Africa faces potential 1.1bn cubic metre water deficit by 2035 – WRC 

By: Kim Cloete     19th May 2016 South Africa may be heading for a large water deficit of as much as 1.1-billion cubic metres by 2035, warns Water Research Commission (WRC) CEO Dhesigen Naidoo. The country would require an estimated two-billion cubic metres of water by 2035, but this may not be enough, he told delegates at the... 

South Africa faces potential 1.1bn cubic metre water deficit by 2035 – WRC

Water, energy sectors need to collaborate more – World Bank

By: Kim Cloete     18th May 2016 The interplay between water and energy is more critical than ever, with climate change forcing people to work together, according to World Bank energy and extractives global practive director Charles Feinstein. “You can’t tackle energy problems without being sensitive to water demands. Global... 

Water, energy sectors need to collaborate more – World Bank

DWS advances water policies 

By: Shirley le Guern     17th May 2016 The recent drought – the worst in 23 years – not only revealed that South Africa did not have a national water plan but also sparked a review of various policies and infrastructure projects, Water and Sanitation Deputy Minister Pamela Tshwete said at the opening of the Water Institute of Southern... 

DWS advances water policies

KZN, WC to have desalination plants in place within months 

By: Shirley le Guern     16th May 2016 Package desalination plants are likely to be in place on both the KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape coasts within months, Department of Water and Sanitation director-general Margaret Diedericks and KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Corporate Governance and Traditional Affairs Nomusa Dube revealed during the... 

KZN, WC to have desalination plants in place within months

Bioremediation at North End lake shows promising results

By: David Oliveira     13th May 2016 Water-quality test results following the organic clean-up of the North End lake in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape, were positive in various critical parameters, suggesting a significant drop in pollution levels, which made the lake unsuitable for swimming events in the past. According to... 

Drought-hit South Africa partners with Iran to build desalination plants 

By: Reuters     11th May 2016 South Africa has partnered with Iran to develop desalination plants along all coastal communities to boost water supplies, the water minister said on Wednesday, as the worst drought in living memory dries dams. South Africa last year record its lowest annual rainfall levels since comprehensive... 

Drought-hit South Africa partners with Iran to build desalination plants
Photo by Duane Daws
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane

Students to save South Africa R7bn in water leaks – Mokonyane

By: News24Wire      9th May 2016 More than 15 000 students are expected to benefit from a R3-billion investment to train artisans like plumbers who, it is hoped, will stop millions of litres of water being wasted every year. "What is important is that we want to stop the loss the R7-billion a year water loss that we are... 

Students to save South Africa R7bn in water leaks – Mokonyane

Honouring key projects in utilities supply industry

     6th May 2016 This year’s African Utility Week Industry Awards will once again honour pioneering projects and people in the energy and water industry on the continent. The third edition of the awards takes place on May 18, during the annual African Utility Week exhibition and conference in Cape Town. 

Honouring key projects in utilities supply industry
BOKPOORT CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER PLANT Winners of last year’s African Community Project of the Year

Innovators to showcase new water and electricity projects

     6th May 2016 Twenty small and medium-sized enterprises, start-ups and young innovators will be given the opportunity to showcase their new development or invention for the power and water industry at the innovation hub that will be taking place during the upcoming African Utility Week in Cape Town from May 17... 

Metering systems reduce percentage of unbilled purified water

By: Robyn Wilkinson     6th May 2016 Smart Utility solutions provider Sensus will showcase products designed to assist with accurate water metering and remote data collection – or automated meter reading/advanced metering infrastructure (AMR/AMI) – at this year’s African Utility Week, which will enable municipalities to reduce the... 

Metering systems reduce percentage of unbilled purified water
IPERL The IPERL is the company’s most advanced electromagnetic smart domestic meter

Private–public partnership could improve service delivery

     6th May 2016 The lack of capacity, both financial and human, in municipal departments remains a challenge according to strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations solutions provider Accenture resources MD Melusi Maposa, who says that the private sector should be allowed to take part in utility... 

Growth is a thirsty business, World Bank water report warns 

By: Terence Creamer     3rd May 2016 A new World Bank report warns that some regions of the world, including parts of Africa, could see their growth rates decline by as much as 6% by 2050 as a result of water-related losses, with water scarcity also exacerbated by climate change. Titled ‘High and Dry: Climate Change, Water and the... 

Growth is a thirsty business, World Bank water report warns

Environmental Affairs pumps R40m into water research at Walter Sisulu University 

By: African News Agency      29th April 2016 The Department of Environmental Affairs on Thursday handed over a three-year R40 million agreement to the Walter Sisulu University for a water research programme. University spokesperson, Yonela Tukwayo, said in a statement that the programme was aimed at curbing water pollution. 

Environmental Affairs pumps R40m into water research at Walter Sisulu University

Decision ‘soon’ on seawater desalination plant for Durban 

By: Terence Creamer     25th April 2016 Amid new night-time water restrictions on eThekwini residents, Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has confirmed that a medium-sized seawater desalination plant is being studied for development in an area south of the city. Writing in a response to a Parliamentary question posed by... 

Decision ‘soon’ on seawater desalination plant for Durban
Photo by Duane Daws
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane

CSIR successfully purifies sewage using algae 

By: Victor Moolman     22nd April 2016 The algae treatment project implemented by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) during the course of 2015 in the town of Motetema, in the Elias Motsoaledi municipality is fully operational. 

CSIR successfully purifies sewage using algae
PONDS The algae treatment system uses the existing ponds

IFAT highlights sewage treatment technology

     22nd April 2016 Owing to economic necessities and new legal regulations dictating the course in the international water and sewage industry, trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management IFAT – taking place from May 30 to June 3 in Munich, Germany – will showcase how the environmental... 

IFAT highlights sewage treatment technology
IFAT TRADE FAIR The water sector at IFAT will show how the industry is responding to water and sewage crises around the world

Pure oxygen can improve sewage treatment

     22nd April 2016 The introduction of high purity oxygen (Oxy-Dep) technology at wastewater treatment facilities can serve to augment the capacity of sewage aeration basins in the short term, says gas supplier Air Products national sales manager Sachin Kulkarni. 

Pure oxygen can improve  sewage treatment
SACHIN KULKARNI Using oxygen to aerate sewage is more efficient

Rural sewage treatment improved by new membrane

     22nd April 2016 Water, energy, air and hygiene solutions specialist ImproChem believes that a critical contributor to a healthy population is a well managed sewage process. Owing to this, the company has designed membrane bioreactors (MBRs) for the treatment of sewage at plants in rural municipalities. 

Rural sewage treatment  improved by new membrane
SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT The steps needed to clean sewage might decrease significantly

Durban-based water conference to address shortage issues

By: Samantha Herbst     20th April 2016 With parts of KwaZulu-Natal suffering some of the worst effects of the severe drought plaguing the region, Durban will play host to this year’s Water Institute of Southern Africa Conference and Exhibition (Wisa 2016) in May. The five-day-long conference, taking place at the Durban International... 

Durban-based water conference to address shortage issues

Modular wastewater plants could help relieve municipal sewerage strain

By: Dylan Slater     15th April 2016 Portable toilet and sanitation solutions company Sanitech has implemented a portable modular wastewater treatment solution that enables quick commissioning and versatility in upscaling or downscaling, depending on requirements.  

Modular wastewater plants could help relieve municipal  sewerage strain
MODULAR PLANT Sanitech’s wastewater treatment solution can be upscaled and downscaled to requirements

Samwu, Rand Water start wage talks

By: African News Agency      11th April 2016 The South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) will this week begin salary negotiation with Rand Water, the union said on Monday. Samwu spokesperson Papikie Mohale said after extensive consultation and taking mandate from members, the union would begin wage and salary talks with Rand Water... 

Samwu, Rand Water start wage talks

Kenya and France sign €250m pacts

By: African News Agency      5th April 2016 Kenya and France have signed five pacts that will inject into the Kenyan economy close to €250-million (Ksh29-billion). Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and French President François Hollande witnessed the signing of the deals at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Monday after holding bilateral talks... 

Kenya and France sign €250m pacts
Photo by Bloomberg
French President Francois Hollande

South Africa on the cusp of broader water crisis – report 

By: Natasha Odendaal     5th April 2016 With ever-increasing urgency, intervention is required, as South Africa is on the cusp of a major water crisis that poses an immediate, serious and broader risk to the economy and social stability. In the next 15 years, water demand in South Africa would outstrip supply by 17% and the water... 

South Africa on the cusp of broader water crisis – report

SA drawing on 150 experts as rigorous Karoo shale-gas enviro assessment advances

By: Dylan Slater     1st April 2016 The development of shale gas projects in South Africa was halted with the 2011 issuing of a moratorium on the issuing of shale gas exploration licences within the central Karoo, which has subsequently been lifted.  

SA drawing on 150 experts as rigorous Karoo shale-gas enviro assessment advances

R1.4bn water relief scheme for KZN north coast

By: News24Wire      24th March 2016 A bulk water supply scheme with a price tag of R1.4-billion is set to relieve water woes on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast. The project, named the Lower Tugela Water Supply Scheme, is one of the largest bulk water infrastructure projects to be implemented by KZN bulk water supplier, Umgeni Water. 

R1.4bn water relief scheme for KZN north coast

eThekwini to start penalising water wasters

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd March 2016 KwaZulu-Natal’s eThekwini municipality has warned all users to cut back on water use or face penalties. The city announced on Tuesday that it was taking a hardline stance as the Midmar and Albert Falls dams, which service the bulk of eThekwini, take strain in what has been described as South... 

eThekwini to start penalising water wasters

With a 2024 delivery target, preparatory work begins on next Lesotho Highlands phase 

By: David Oliveira     18th March 2016 The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Phase II, which comprises a water transfer system from Lesotho to South Africa and a hydropower generation scheme to improve Lesotho’s electricity security, is expected to deliver first water in late 2024, increasing the amount of water supplied to South... 

With a 2024 delivery target, preparatory work begins on next Lesotho Highlands phase

Hot water pumps range launched

     18th March 2016 German pumps manufacturer Wilo extended its range of domestic hot water pumps last month, by launching the Wilo-Stratos PICO-Z. The Wilo-Stratos PICO-Z is a glandless circulation pump that the company believes will enhance its domestic product offering. Similar to the Wilo-Stratos PICO, this pump... 

Hot water pumps  range launched
WILO-STRATOS The PICO-Z is suitable for use in small commercial buildings such as hospitals, hotels and flats

Pumps boost water supply in Gauteng

     18th March 2016 Pumps manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves is supplying eight ultra-efficient pump sets to State-owned water utility Rand Water’s Palmiet pumping station near Alberton to help boost potable water supply to the Gauteng region. The large diameter pumps are to be installed in tandem on four pumping... 

Pumps boost water supply in Gauteng
BOOSTING PUMPS The large diameter pumps will deliver 200-million litres of water a day

With a 2024 delivery target, preparatory work begins on next Lesotho Highlands phase

By: David Oliveira     18th March 2016 The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Phase II, which comprises a water transfer system from Lesotho to South Africa and a hydropower generation scheme to improve Lesotho’s electricity security, is expected to deliver first water in late 2024, increasing the amount of water supplied to South... 

With a 2024 delivery target, preparatory work begins on next Lesotho Highlands phase

Lower-than-average rainfalls a concern, says water affairs department

By: African News Agency      17th March 2016 The Department of Water and Sanitation said on Thursday that the current rainfalls were having “some slight impact on the country’s dam levels”, but more rain would be welcome to counter the effects of the drought. Department spokesperson Sputnik Ratau said the current rains had raised dam levels... 

Lower-than-average rainfalls a concern, says water affairs department

Moody's eyes SA municipalities, Sanral, City Power for downgrade 

By: News24Wire      14th March 2016 Moody's Investors Service has placed the ratings of 11 South African regional and local governments' (RLGs) and three government-related entities' (GRIs) under review on Sunday for possible downgrade. In addition, Moody's has changed to negative from stable the outlooks on the ratings of two... 

Moody's eyes SA municipalities, Sanral, City Power for downgrade

The water-energy nexus: Insights into resilient development

     11th March 2016 ADVERTORIAL – By Nevenka Ristic How do we ensure that our investments are resilient to climate risks? How do we make climate-smart policy choices against a backdrop of uncertainty? So far, the world has relied on global circulation models that provide information on general climate patterns whose... 

The water-energy nexus: Insights into resilient development
Dr Diejo J Rodriguez

Drought costs agriculture sector R16bn 

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th March 2016 The worst drought in decades has cost South Africa’s agricultural industry some R16-billion to date; however, despite many provinces being hard-hit by the prolonged drought conditions, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana did not believe the crisis was deep enough to... 

Drought costs agriculture sector R16bn

New report delivers mixed verdict on water management progress  

By: Natasha Odendaal     4th March 2016 While South Africa’s 278 municipalities seem to be making some improvements in water delivery and water infrastructure management, water conservation and demand management remained on a “worrisome” downward trend, a new report released by the South African Local Government Association (Salga), on... 

New report delivers mixed verdict on water management progress

Clover improves results, CEO expects milk supply shortage

By: Tracy Hancock     2nd March 2016 JSE-listed dairy products manufacturer Clover has reported improved results for the six months ended December 31, despite much higher national milk flow in South Africa last year, compared with the prior year periods, except for December. The company reported revenue of R5-billion, up 7.9% on the... 

Clover improves results, CEO expects milk supply shortage
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