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Aug 22, 2014
BOB SCHOLES To ensure that emissions plateau by 2020 and then decline until a net negative emission level is achieved by the end of the century, CO2 capture and storage in addition to major emission reduction efforts will be needed
Updated 7 hours ago Capturing and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) is the only way through which the world will achieve the lowest of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) global warming predictions, called the representative concentration pathway (RCP) 2.6....
Aug 07, 2014
Aug 01, 2014
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DWS acting director-general Trevor Balzer
The current review of South Africa’s water legislation could result in the second National Water Resource Strategy (NWRS-2), which was gazetted in August 2013, having to be changed before it’s five-year period expired, Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS)...
Aug 01, 2014
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Changes had to be made in South Africa’s water and sanitation sector to ensure challenges were resolved effectively, as well as to fast-track the country’s socioeconomic transformation, Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane told delegates at the 2014...
Aug 01, 2014
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A stormwater project in Bedforview, east of Johannesburg, has stalled for eight months after project managers in the Ekurhuleni municipality resigned and municipal managers were placed on special leave without designating replacements. Construction to reinforce the...
Aug 01, 2014
Driven by the need to sustain the future of water and civil engineering, plastic pipes manufacturer and distributor Marley Pipe Systems has again made a valuable contribution to the eleventh Aqualibrium - the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE)...
Aug 01, 2014
Water treatment company Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies South Africa announced in April that it has been awarded the contract to upgrade Mangaung metropolitan municipality's Maselspoort low- and high-lift pumpstation. Maselspoort is a town in Mangaung in the...
Aug 01, 2014
Following the installation of the German-engineered Krauss Maffei extrusion line in mid-2013, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe manufacturer DPI Plastics became the only plastic pipe manufacturer in Africa capable of producing 630-mm-bore PVC pipes. Industrial water...
Aug 01, 2014
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Jul 25, 2014
Consulting engineering firm GIBB is on track to deliver sewerage services to 12 700 indigent residents of the Sicelo informal settlement and 10 000 future low-cost houses, in the Sedibeng district of Gauteng, by 2017, says GIBB professional engineer and project...
Jul 25, 2014
Consultancy Frost & Sullivan’s African Utility Market Intelligence Report has highlighted an urgent need for power and water utilities to expand and improve their generation and distribution capacities. This finding is based on the consultancy’s analysis of the...
Jul 25, 2014
An improved and formalised interface between the policymakers in water resources and research organisations such as the Water Research Commission (WRC) can enable the government to use the long-term and continuous research done by the WRC and its partners to generate...
Jul 18, 2014
A water and sanitation report released in March by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has found that KwaZulu-Natal is one of the worst affected provinces in South Africa, with almost 14% of its people having no access to clean water. While the national...
Jul 15, 2014
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Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane on Tuesday tabled the Department of Water and Sanitation’s (DWS’) R12.48-billion budget for the 2014/15 financial year, stating that the department’s spending focus for the period would be on providing regional...
Jul 11, 2014
A 500 ℓ to 2 000 ℓ integrated multi-energy source water heating system can be used in the healthcare, hospitality and up-market residential markets in South Africa, says Nobel solar water heater local distributor Enerjetic director Peter Strydom. The system uses...
Jul 10, 2014
Consultancy Frost & Sullivan’s African Utility Market Intelligence Report has highlighted an urgent need for power and water utilities to expand and improve their generation and distribution capacities. This finding is based on the consultancy’s analysis of the...
Jul 08, 2014
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Professor John Briscoe
The South African born and educated recipient of the 2014 Stockholm Water Prize, effectively the ‘Nobel Prize for water’, believes growing up in semi-arid settings helped inculcate in him an acute sense that water security was not necessarily a given. In fact,...
Jun 24, 2014
South Africa will have a water shortage in future but contingency plans are in place, the South African Local Government Association (Salga) said on Tuesday. "New dams are coming because this is a challenge that we are actually experiencing as a country in its...
Jun 23, 2014
Four contracts along the full length of Durban’s Western Aqueduct (WA) bulk water pipeline have been awarded and work was well under way, eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS) head Neil Macleod said on Monday, confirming that the project was on track to be completed...
 
 
 
 
Jun 23, 2014
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The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority says it expects Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Project to be completed by mid-2023. The second phase of the major infrastructure project is expected to cost around R11.2-billion and will see the construction of Polihali...
Jun 20, 2014
Ford Motor Company on Friday said it had successfully reached its water-use-per-vehicle reduction targets two years ahead of schedule as it reported cutting its global water use by 30% from a 2009 baseline and by 61%, or nearly 40-million litres, between 2000 and...
May 30, 2014
Addressing the issue of gender inequality in Africa is being prioritised as a mechanism for creating more equal societies and spurring development in Africa, says the Water Research Commission of South Africa (WRC), which is hosting a Gender, Water and Development...
May 30, 2014
A Sedibeng Water Board pipeline installation is set to become the benchmark for rapid and robust piping installations for municipal water supplies and similar applications in South Africa, says developer and producer of mechanical pipe joining systems Victaulic....
May 30, 2014
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May 30, 2014
As part of the Angolan government’s ongoing efforts to provide improved basic services, such as water to residents, global engineering, management and specialist technical services provider Aurecon is increasingly becoming involved in projects focused on the...
May 30, 2014
A wastewater treatment project near the city of Windhoek’s northern industrial zone has been designed to treat up to 5 000 m3/d of industrial wastewater for re-use and irrigation, and is one of the city’s key water infrastructure projects aimed at complying with...
May 28, 2014
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Durban
Durban municipality’s eThekwini Water & Sanitation (EWS) has been named the 2014 winner of the Stockholm Industry Water Award for its transformative and inclusive approach to providing water and sanitation services. “eThekwini has championed the approach to...
May 23, 2014
Malawi’s Lilongwe Water Board has set aside $9-million for water works that will include the construction of reservoir tanks and dams. GM Gabriel Gonani says the water board has accessed the funds for the project, aimed at improving water supply and sanitation...
May 23, 2014
Malawi’s Lilongwe Water Board is inviting bids from eligible international bidders to carry out multimillion-dollar construction works for Water Treatment Plant 2 and associated works. The Water Board says in a statement that the assignment will be financed by the...
 
 
 
 
May 23, 2014
A new type of billboard, in Sandton City mall, Johannesburg, uses cascading water droplets to display messages and images sent to it by people from their mobile devices. The billboard was commissioned by financial services firm Nedbank and encourages people to save...
May 16, 2014
In the past 20 years, 23.5-million people have been supplied with water in South Africa and 95% of the population received water infrastructure, creating a precedence unlike anywhere else in the world, but those achievements are under threat because of increasing...
May 16, 2014
With a growing recognition of the link between the provision and consumption of adequate food, water and energy, industry bodies are now arguing that national and local government need to manage natural resources in a far more integrated manner. The 2013 Human...
May 09, 2014
The Zambia government has issued an urgent appeal to the World Bank, the European Union (EU), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other international financiers to provide funding for the rehabilitation of the Kariba dam wall, following expert confirmation that...
May 09, 2014
Each project to transform Johannesburg and Gauteng into an interconnected and efficient city region must be sustainable and efficient over the short and long term, says City of Johannesburg city manager Trevor Fowler.
May 09, 2014
Global beverages manufacturer Coca-Cola has replenished more than 80-billion litres of water used in its beverage production worldwide using water-saving initiatives.
May 02, 2014
The City of Cape Town has a clear, very strategic and long-term vision to plan for the expansion of the city and cope with subsequent growth, along with the need to drive carbon emission reduction, increase the use of clean energy and maximise on water resources,...
May 02, 2014
Solar Energy Solutions company Solardura has completed the installation and commissioning of a large-scale solar water heating system for the Blessed Gérard Care Centre in Mandeni, KwaZulu-Natal.
May 02, 2014
The upgrade of the Caesars Dam Water Treatment Works completed at the end of April by black-owned engineering consulting firm GIBB in the Addo region in the Eastern Cape will ensure a consistent supply of water for the town of Paterson.
Apr 25, 2014
Over R734-million was needed to tackle the water backlog in the North West province, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said this week. Speaking at the launch of the Pilanesberg Bulk Water Supply Scheme, in Moses Kotane local municipality, she said...
 
 
 
 
Apr 25, 2014
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Measurement and control instrumentation supplier Krohne reports that it has introduced its new line of compact temperature sensors, in February, to follow the current trend in the industry, where temperature sensors in standard applications are replaced with compact...
Apr 25, 2014
The water sector is experiencing critical scarce skills shortage, owing to an insufficient skills base and fierce competition in the labour market for skilled personnel, said the Department of Water Affairs (DWA) acting director-general Trevor Balzer.
Apr 25, 2014
The Slovak-made Strazan water purification tanker truck can purify 50 ℓ of water a minute to provide clean drinking water using any source of water during droughts, emergencies or military operations, says local distributor Zero7Health CEO Tatiana Lhotsky. The...
Apr 17, 2014
The barrier to efficient water service delivery in South Africa was not of a technological nature but rather related to legal and Constitutional challenges, Water Research Commission (WRC) CEO Dhesigen Naidoo said on Thursday. Opening a WRC debate under the theme...
 
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