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Water Engineering and Infrastructure

Municipal engineering body asks questions on basic free water policy

By: Helene Le Roux     25th July 2003 About 76% of local water authorities implement government’s basic free water policy, a pro-poor strategy, which aims to meet basic water and sanitation needs in the drive to eradicate poverty in the country. 

Water from air

By: Helene Le Roux     25th July 2003 A machine designed to replace traditional office water coolers, using technology that turns air into water, is currently undergoing local trials. 

Coal-mine completes acid effluent treatment plant

25th July 2003 The treatment of acid effluent from mining processes is an ongoing challenge in the mining industry. 

New water regulations require rethink on industry and mine water-use

25th July 2003 In South Africa today, mining and industry are facing increasing competition for scarce water resources. 

Microbicides produced for use in water treatment process

25th July 2003 Global speciality chemical company Rohm and Haas manufactures a range of water treatment microbicides and polymers designed for use in water treatment and purification programmes. 

Study to determine mine-linked water needs nears completion

By: Martin Czernowalow     25th July 2003 A study to determine future water requirements in the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, expected to grow with the development of various platinum projects, is nearing completion, said South Africa’s Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (Dwaf). 

New Namibian sewage-to-tap plant is now operational

By: Helene Le Roux     25th July 2003 As potable water is becoming more scarce due to environmental pollution and increasing population growth worldwide, new technologies and innovative thinking around water recycling are playing a key part in contributing to the security of water supply. 

Construction of R450m Rustenburg pipeline to start next year

By: Helene Le Roux     25th July 2003 Bulk water supplier Rand Water will start with the construction of its largest local infrastructure project, a R450-million pipeline to Rustenburg, in the North West Province, in about a year’s time. 

A new water era

By: Helene Le Roux     25th July 2003 It is expected that the National Water Resource Strategy, which aims to bring about integrated water resource management as prescribed by the National Water Act of 1998, will be established by November. 

new head pse

25th July 2003 Gauteng-based water quality instrumentation company OTT Southern Africa reports that its parent company, OTT Messtechnik, in Germany, has been acquired by US corporation Danaher. 

Alien vegetation programme to host a research symposium

25th July 2003 The Working for Water (WfW) programme, which focuses on clearing invasive alien plants, will be hosting an inaugural research symposium from August 19 to 23 at the Old Mutual Conference Centre, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town. 

Exhibition to showcase sustainable development in the water industry

25th July 2003 The Afriwater/Afribuild exhibition, aimed at promoting and encouraging the drive towards sustainable development in Africa by showcasing best practices, achievements and innovative ideas that advance economic growth while protecting the environment, will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre... 

Automatic meter reading gains in popularity worldwide

25th July 2003 Any water supply authority that is not already seriously preparing itself for automatic meter-reading (AMR) technology is going to find it increasingly difficult to keep pace with the growing demands for effective water management. 

Pressure sensors in second release to market

25th July 2003 Measurement and control solution provider Honeywell Industrial Measurement and Control has again released its SGS range of pressure and submersible pressure sensors. 

Data recorder application package developed

25th July 2003 When monitoring a wastewater treatment plant and its sewer networks, the primary objective is to identify invalid or unwanted operational conditions in time, allowing for preventative remediary action. 

Locally-made pumps to the North West and the UK

25th July 2003 Germiston-based Orbit Pump Manufacturing has completed three positive displacement helical-rotor pumps for extensions to the Mooinooi Water Care Works, in the North West Province. 

New pasteuriser treatment programme aims to control slime growth

25th July 2003 Speciality chemical company Ecolab, based on the East Rand, Gauteng, reports that its watercare division has developed a pasteuriser treatment programme that takes the conventional halogen-based programme to new levels of control and cost-effectiveness. 

Foundation member calls for privatisation of water resources

By: Helene Le Roux     25th July 2003 The country’s water resources and water service delivery will be managed more effectively if privatised. 

CT budgets for upgrade of growing informal settlements

By: katharine mckenzie     20th June 2003 This year the City of Cape Town municipality has set aside considerable resources in its annual budget to upgrade the large informal settlements that characterise Cape Town. 

SA will build more large dams

19th June 2003 Government says it will build more large dams in areas of South Africa where it believes they are needed, although it has pledged to do so in a technically, environmentally and socially responsible way. 

€44-million EC-Tanzania water deal announced

16th June 2003 The European Commission and the government of Tanzania have signed a €44-million water supply financing deal for the towns of Iringa, Mbeya and Mwanza, which together have a population of almost 1-million. 

Joburg sets capex at R1,1bn

By: Deborah Spicer     13th June 2003 The city of Johannesburg will have capital expenditure budget of R1,1-billion for the next financial year, informed executive director for finance Roland Hunter at a presentation of the city’s budget last month. 

Landlords – it pays to get a grip on water and lights

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     6th June 2003 I remember years ago explaining to my friend Colin Hultzer how electricity in buildings worked. I explained that the building owner was constrained to charge his tenants for electricity no more than they would pay if they were directly connected to the municipality. 

Building the Renaissance

By: Irma Venter     6th June 2003 Forget Africa’s Big Five. The continent is looking for Africa’s Big Fifteen. Fifteen – or more – projects that will kickstart development. 

Rural councils struggle with free water provision

5th June 2003 The South African Local Government Association (Salga) says around 50 municipalities in mostly rural communities are still battling to implement the free basic water policy. 

In search of water using atomic physics

3rd June 2003 The United Nations nuclear watchdog agency is helping countries use atomic physics to squeeze every last bit of water hidden in the earth's crust to avert a crisis of the world's most precious commodity. 

Durban hosts rural water gathering

3rd June 2003 International delegates gathered in Durban yesterday for the start of the fourth HTN Global Forum organised by the water and sanitation programme of the World Bank and Unicef to discuss the strengthening the rural water supply network. 

Water solution software distributorship awarded

23rd May 2003 Johannesburg company Amanzi Amhlope has been selected by EarthSoft as its sole distributor for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Should Lesotho Highlands water be used to generate more electrical power?

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     23rd May 2003 I am privileged to have as a correspondent Mr AH Charnaud who lives in Durban. Mr Charnaud is over eighty years old and regularly sends me copies of memoranda that he forwards to various authorities, suggesting various practical schemes involving water. 

Water high on sustainable-development agenda - UN

16th May 2003 The United Nations (UN) Commission on Sustainable Development says two-year follow-ups to the World Summit held in Johannesburg last year will focus on water, sanitation and human settlements. 

Lack of expertise, finance hamper water projects, says NGO

By: Luxolo Tyali     9th May 2003 Remarkable progress in the provision of clean water and sanitation has been achieved since the beginning of the reconstruction and development programme in South Africa. 

Joburg water pipeline to be revamped

9th May 2003 The water and sanitation service provider for the City of Johannesburg, Johannesburg Water, is spending some R3-milion on the upgrading of a 64-year-old pipe in the Johannesburg CBD. 

Corrosion-monitoring systems evaluated for Durban water network

2nd May 2003 The eThekwini municipality has appointed Paradigm Projects to evaluate various corrosion monitoring systems for the entire water pipeline network of Durban. 

R1,4bn Berg Water project moves ahead

2nd May 2003 DESIGN and construction of the R1,4-billion Berg Water Project (BWP), near Franschhoek in the Western Cape, is to begin in the 2003/4 financial year. 

300 play-pumps are already installed in rural South Africa

By: Helene Le Roux     25th April 2003 An innovative local design is making child’s play of pumping water and providing rural communities with a clean source of water. 

Tenders invited for Malawian water project

By: Marcel Chimwala     25th April 2003 Malawi – The Malawian government is inviting sealed bids from local and international eligible bidders for the construction of river intakes, pipelines and water treatment works for the rural gravity-fed piped water schemes for the Nkhamanga area, in the country’s northern district of... 

Epoxy product allows flooring company to expand its reach

By: candice haase     18th April 2003 While the African division of an international flooring company has traditionally focused its activity on the industrial sector, a product, launched locally in January, will enable the company to venture into other more aesthetically orientated sectors. 

Business spin-off of acid drainage dilemma

By: Deborah Spicer     18th April 2003 Local communities around the old Vryheid Coronation colliery and Hlobane colliery, 25 km east of Vryheid, in Kwazulu-Natal, will be able to start their own businesses through Anglo Coal and Kumba Resources’ treated acid-mine drainage. 

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