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Topic - Water Infrastructure
Jan 29, 2016
The Australian government was hoping that renewed focus on the country’s northern region would unlock significant resource and energy potential. Resources, Energy and Northern Australian Minister Josh Frydenberg said on Friday that Northern Australia represented 40%...
Jan 19, 2016
The Executive Management of the Goscor Group of Companies welcomes Andrew Kendrick as the newly appointed Managing Director of Goscor Access Rental, a specialist Rental Company of a wide range of mobile lifting equipment and systems. Andrew, who recently attained a...
Jan 15, 2016
WATER PIPELINE UPGRADING PVC and HDPE pipes provide long-term water-saving solutions, reducing the impact of insufficient rainfall
The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Associations (Sappma) has been pushing for long-term water-saving solutions over the past four years through its promoting that the existing water pipeline network infrastructure, which comprises old cement, steel and...
Jan 15, 2016
JACQUES LAUBSCHER Business and society must change from viewing water as a service to viewing it as a limited commodity worthy of careful management
While water conservation and demand management are not practised widely enough in South Africa, incentives can improve private-sector water management, and water-stewardship requirements can improve municipal water management, says engineering firm GIBB Integrated...
Jan 15, 2016
The Department of Water and Santation and the Namalwa district municipality is building water infrastructure that will supply 16-million litres of water a day.
Jan 14, 2016
The agreement recently achieved at the COP21 climate-change summit in Paris, France, is a landmark all of us can celebrate, says Mega Water Corporation founder and CEO, Rudy Roberts. “This important step forward in trying to limit the impact of climate change should...
Dec 11, 2015
The project involves the development of QGC and its partners’ natural gas tenements, west of Wandoan.
Dec 04, 2015
The South African civils market remains “very much under pressure”, says Group Five CEO Eric Vemer. The road-building sector is “very competitive”, with more complex infrastructure projects “very quiet”.
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Eric Vemer
The South African civils market remains “very much under pressure”, says Group Five CEO Eric Vemer. The road-building sector is “very competitive”, with more complex infrastructure projects “very quiet”.
Nov 16, 2015
Natural gas explorer and producer QGC and its joint venture (JV) partners China National Offshore Oil Corporation and Tokyo Gas have announced a A$1.7-billion development of the Charlie natural gas tenements west of Wandoan, in Queensland. QGC’s parent company BG...
Nov 16, 2015
The Democratic Alliance (DA) will on Monday file an application in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) to access “the long overdue blue and green drop reports so we may know the full extent of our water infrastructure”, DA Member of Parliament...
Nov 12, 2015
As South Africa battles drought-induced water shortages, a South African Cities Network survey has shown that the overall expenditure of the country’s biggest municipalities declined by 1% between 2009 and 2013. The dry conditions have exposed inadequacies in water...
Nov 10, 2015
As a special offer to readers of Creamer Media’s Daily News Alerts, we are for the month of November making our 2015 Water Report available at a 50% discount. Ranked among the world’s 30 driest countries, South Africa is facing serious water challenges. Water...
Nov 09, 2015
As a special offer to readers of Creamer Media’s Daily News Alerts, we are for the month of November making our 2015 Water Report available at a 50% discount. Ranked among the world’s 30 driest countries, South Africa is facing serious water challenges. Water...
Oct 21, 2015
Government’s investment in infrastructure will continue to grow, but not as rapidly as in the past, with the focus shifting to improving value for money in infrastructure delivery, the National Treasury highlighted on Wednesday, noting that more than R800-billion...
Oct 16, 2015
Despite Phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) being under way, South Africa has to ensure that it reduces its water use and water losses before Phase 2 is commissioned in 2024. Currently, 37% of all water supplied by municipalities is lost through...
Oct 16, 2015
Despite Phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) being under way, South Africa has to ensure that it reduces its water use and water losses before Phase 2 is commissioned in 2024.
Oct 09, 2015
Mozambique has had to reject a proposal from the Malawian government to develop commercial river traffic along the Shire and Zambesi rivers. This was recently announced by Mozambican Transport and Communications Minister Carlos Mesquita, following a meeting between...
Aug 28, 2015
It is predicted that, in the next five years, water demand could outstrip supply in South Africa, says Nedbank Sustainability Carbon Specialist Dr Marco Lotz. With increasing population numbers and urbanisation, the debate regarding the amount of investment in water...
Aug 21, 2015
Ageing infrastructure in local healthcare facilities and hospitals, resulting in the cumulative obsoleteness of older fire-protection systems, has prompted several healthcare companies to request new or upgraded fire-protection systems, says Chimera Fire Protection...
Aug 07, 2015
The structural nature of South Africa’s water challenges requires that skills be shared to counteract the effect that a lack of skills has on water management, says South African black-owned consulting engineering firm Gibb technical executive Wiero Vogelzang. The...
Jul 31, 2015
IRRIGATION Botswana plans to use some of the water from the Zambezi river for agriculture
The Botswana government is accelerating construction of a 16-billion pula ($1.6-billion) pipeline meant to carry water from the Zambezi river to the south of Botswana, as the government wants to complete the project in seven years. The negotiations, and other...
Jul 31, 2015
ONGOING WATER SUPPLY Water services authorities must ensure that when water services are interrupted for more than 24 hours, consumers have access to alternative water services
Regular protests by residents demanding adequate water supply proves that many South Africans are subjected to interrupted and inadequate safe drinking water supply, says Unilever Centre for Environmental Water Quality director and Rhodes University professor Tally...
Jul 29, 2015
Meyerton-based steel tank manufacturer Structa Technology is currently rolling out a water infrastructure build programme that supports local municipalities, water utilities, schools, hospitals and clinics.
Jul 17, 2015
Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza
In a hard sell to the private investment community, Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza on Friday reiterated her province’s need for private-sector equity investment in its bold infrastructure roll-out programme, telling delegates at the...
Jun 26, 2015
Climate change is increasingly finding its way back onto the global agenda, this time with the focus on its impact in the Water sector. Sustainable water supply needs to be secured for over 250 million people in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), with...
Jun 25, 2015
The acting head of eThekwini’s water and sanitation department, Richard Mngoma, on Wednesday warned Durban residents that if they did not use water sparingly, taps could run dry.  Presenting a report to the council on the state of water in the province, Mngoma said...
May 29, 2015
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...
May 29, 2015
HIGH DEMAND Fewer sites are available on which to build new dams in South Africa, as existing water resources become increasingly strained
Advisory firm KPMG says South Africa should focus on forming regional partnerships with its neighbours when creating water infrastructure, such as dams, reservoirs, pumpstations and pipelines, to deal with its water challenges. KPMG projects advisory services partner...
May 12, 2015
AfriForum has released its blue and green drop reports for this year‚ and their findings show that improvements have been made regarding the quality of South Africa's water infrastructure. The civil rights organisation tested the drinking water quality in 132 towns...
Apr 28, 2015
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has announced the launch of SCADAPack 50 data logger, the latest innovation for monitoring applications when power and network access are either unavailable or prohibitively challenging. Compact and...
Apr 24, 2015
The first phase of the water augmentation project will be ready for operation only on October 8, Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has reported.
Apr 14, 2015
The World Water Council and The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development are calling on policy makers and business leaders to address financing water infrastructure to provide water security for the demands of the global population and global economy....
Mar 06, 2015
Until government is able to upgrade its water infrastructure, amend punitive laws for theft of State property and implement traceability laws for scrap metal, the routine theft of government-owned pipes, substation components, transformers and other water-related...
Mar 03, 2015
Waterboard continues to leverage its CAPEX programme to accelerate water sector skills development for a second year On 23 January 2014, Magalies Water launched the pilot of the innovative Magalies Water Capacity Building Programme. The programme is designed to...
Feb 27, 2015
Africa has large and rich agricultural resources, but is still the only net food-importing continent in the world, which is problematic amid soaring grain prices worldwide and the global financial crisis, as African food security is seriously under threat, law firm...
Feb 11, 2015
Africa’s omnipresent water crisis creates ongoing business opportunities for the water technology industry, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. “The problem is not a lack of rain, but a lack of rain management – poorly exploited catchment areas, not enough storage...
Jan 16, 2015
The South African Independent Power Producer Association (SAIPPA) has welcomed the release by the Department of Energy (DoE) of the coal baseload tender, but has described the 1 600 MW allocation as “insufficient” and has argued instead for the full 2 500 MW outlined...
Jan 16, 2015
INDUSTRY ORIENTATED The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association’s conferences are tailored for consulting engineers, specifiers, installers and contractors
Following the successful running of the Pipes VIII conference, hosted by industry body the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) at the Bytes Conference Centre in Midrand, in September last year, the association has started planning its...
Oct 10, 2014
WATER IMPORTANCE The major problem with the current management of water infrastructure is a lack of uniformity
Managing risk in the water services sector is key to the longevity and cost efficiency of South Africa’s water infrastructure, according to multinational professional services firm Arup.
Sep 26, 2014
The continuing vandalism and theft of water infrastructure in South Africa was concerning, Parliament's portfolio committee on water and sanitation said on Thursday. "The theft of cables at Palmiet pump station was highlighted as a main contributor towards the water...
Sep 18, 2014
President Jacob Zuma
National government was committed to supporting all struggling municipalities to become functional and efficient, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday, opening the 2014 Presidential Local Government Summit (PLGS), in Midrand. Also speaking at the PLGS, Cooperative...
Sep 11, 2014
Professional services firm EY on Wednesday said its yearly ‘Business risks facing mining and metals’ report had revealed that productivity, capital decisions and social licence to operate were the top three risks facing the sector this year. "Productivity claimed the...
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