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Water

SA group to participate in Sudan irrigation project

2nd February 2005 South African group Zest said yesterday its WEG electric motors would be used to drive one of the largest flood irrigation projects in Africa. 

Action plan for water goals released

25th January 2005 The Task Force on Water and Sanitation report entitled 'Health, Dignity, and Development: What Will It Take?' released last week is part of a detailed global action plan for fighting poverty, disease and environmental degradation in developing countries. 

Asset-management system helps city save water

21st January 2005 The City of Cape Town has implemented a strategic municipal asset management programme (SMAM), which is already helping it to save precious water. 

Proposals invited for ACP-EU water facility

7th January 2005 The European Commission (EC) has issued a first call for proposals to help it meet its targets relating to water and sanitation in terms of the European Union's water facility for African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, with the deadline for such proposals being the end of January. 

Loan paves way for future project investment

By: Nicola Mawson     10th December 2004 The R1,5-billion deal signed in September for the construction of the Berg dam has several unique features, according to Absa Corporate and Merchant Bank’s project-finance division. 

Scheme provide secure water supplies for 3,2m people

10th December 2004 The Berg water scheme will improve and secure water supplies for 3,2-million people in Cape Town, South Africa's second-biggest city. 

Top ratings for Berg water project debt

10th December 2004 International rating agency Fitch Ratings last month assigned the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority's (TCTA) debt issue for the Berg water project final ratings of long-term AA+ and short-term F1+. 

SA's highest rock-fill dam project well under way

By: Nicola Mawson     10th December 2004 The Berg water project, being implemented to supply water to the City of Cape Town, is scheduled for completion in November 2007. 

Malawi seeks advice on water privatisation

By: Marcel Chimwala     10th December 2004 Malawi - The Malawian government, which is carrying out reforms for its water boards in readiness for subsequent privatisation, is inviting expressions of interest from consulting firms specialised in advising governments on water sector privatisation and reform to advise in the process. 

Local university tests dam model

By: Nicola Mawson     10th December 2004 The hydraulic testing of a 1:40 model of the Berg dam, just outside Franschoek, in the Western Cape, was done at the University of Stellenbosch's Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering. 

Project will gulp down 20-million litres of water daily

By: Nicola Mawson     3rd December 2004 Project Turbo requires 20-million litres of various qualities of water daily but, because of persistent droughts in Southern Africa, an innovative solution had to be found to supplement the existing raw-water supply. 

High-tech products ensure efficient vibration

By: abdul cook     3rd December 2004 Gauteng-based Concrete Finishing Equipment (CFE) was awarded the contract to supply the high-frequency vibrators and convertors for the Coega project, near Port Elizabeth. 

Role of research in meeting SA's water challenge

By: Keith Campbell     26th November 2004 ONE of the most important elements for the socioeconomic development of SA is water. 

October start-date for R2,4bn Mpumalanga water scheme

By: Nicola Mawson     26th November 2004 The detailed design of an urgent R2,4-billion pipeline project to cater for increased water demand from Eskom and Sasol in Mpumalanga is expected to start by the end of this month, while construction could begin as early as October next year, reports project implementor Trans Caledon Tunnel... 

Project to find ways for best water use

22nd November 2004 A project has been launched to find ways to make optimal use of water in the Limpopo River basin for increased food production for the benefit of people there. 

Cape water resources study nearly complete

12th November 2004 A year-long study commissioned by the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF) on water provision for the Albany Coast area between Alexandria and Port Alfred will be completed at the end of 2004, the consultants for the study, UWP Consulting, reported. 

The challenge of online effluent testing

5th November 2004 Increasingly strict environmental legislation makes the reliable measurement of waste-water parameters essential for the effective treatment of effluents. 

New product improves oil/water separation

By: abdul cook     5th November 2004 Point-source runoff and nonpoint-source storm-water runoff from industrial areas contains significant loads of sediment and oil. 

R2,1billion water project to supply Mpumalanga industry

By: Irma Venter     5th November 2004 Cabinet has approved the construction of an urgent R2,16-billion pipeline project to cater for increased water demand from Eskom and Sasol. ?Only a small percentage of the water will be for residential use. ? 

Industrial municipality

By: Martin Creamer     29th October 2004 An industrial municipality is what a South African company has in effect become in the industrialised Free State town of Sasolburg. 

SA pumps for big Sudan irrigation project

By: Zonika Botha     29th October 2004 South African-based pumping-solutions expert Denorco has, to date, delivered 24 Tsunami pumps to one of Africa’s largest flood-irrigation projects. 

River basin initiative progresses

By: abdul cook     22nd October 2004 Four shared river basins have been selected to pilot the implementation of the principles of integrated water-resources management and development, reports Nepad secretariat water and sanitation infrastructure head Reatile Mochebelele. 

African market beckons for South African firm

By: Liezel Hill     8th October 2004 Pumps sales and distribution company Grundfos Southern Africa is excited about new African market prospects, reports export sales manager Joe Jagger. 

R2,1bn water project for eastern Highveld

8th October 2004 Cabinet has approved the construction of a R2,1-billion water project that will guarantee water supply for big energy companies and other urban and industrial users until 2030. 

Joburg water project to continue despite protests

7th October 2004 The water and sanitation service provider for the City of Johannesburg, Johannesburg Water (JW), will continue with the implementation of Operation Gcin'amanzi in Soweto, despite the recent protest by a small group of individuals. 

Funding key to beating water and sanitation backlogs

By: Irma Venter     1st October 2004 The current level of investment of R2,3-billion provided in the Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) allows for seven years to completely clear the backlog on water supply, and nine years to do the same with the backlog on providing basic sanitation – which is three years behind the... 

Recycled water for south Durban industry

By: tom robbins     1st October 2004 French water company Veolia, previously known as Vivendi, will increase output of its recycled water by 5 000 m3 a day to meet demand from thirsty Durban customers Mondi and Sapref. 

Bids sought for $10-million sugar-cane irrigation project

By: Marcel Chimwala     1st October 2004 Malawi - The Malawian government is inviting bids from eligible firms for the supply and installation of irrigation equipment and commissioning of an irrigation system for the $10-million African Development Bank (ADB) funded sugar-cane production project at Dwangwa, in the central district of... 

SA professor to chair international water body

1st October 2004 Prof Eugene Cloete of Tukkies has been elected chairperson of the strategic council of the International Water Association (IWA) at the fourth world water conference held recently in Marrakesh, Morocco. 

Pumpstations, treatment plants install Scada

17th September 2004 The Bulk Water Department of the City of Cape Town is committed to increased automation of its installations to reduce costs and waste, thereby improving efficiency and assuring sustained high treated water quality. 

Solar desalination brings water to Karoo town

By: Helene Le Roux     17th September 2004 South African solar desalination technology is providing more local communities with access to potable water. 

GE establishes water-process division

9th September 2004 Diversified technology, media and financial services company GE, which is also a leader in the $345,1-billion water treatment industry, this week announced the formation of GE Infrastructure Water & Process Technologies, a platform comprised of GE Betz, GE Osmonics and GE Glegg. 

Swazi water scheme to aid poor farmers

By: Zonika Botha     27th August 2004 A Swaziland water project, which enjoys financial backing from, among others, the African Development Bank and the Development Bank of Southern Africa, could help to significantly reduce poverty in the African country. 

Wastewater database system developed

By: elizabeth rebelo     27th August 2004 A Gauteng-based information technology (IT) company, TSI, has recently developed the laboratory information database (LID) system for the wastewater of the city of Tshwane metropolitan municipality. 

SA to stage new water exhibition

20th August 2004 The African Water Association (AfwA), in collaboration with Exhibition Management Services (EMS), has completed arrangements to stage Water Focus Africa, alongside the fourth edition of EMS’s highly-successful Pumps Valves and Pipes Exhibition (PVPA), at the Gallagher Estate venue, EMS... 

Study under way for R3bn water scheme

By: Irma Venter     13th August 2004 The environmental-impact assessment (EIA) of the R3-billion Olifants River water resources development project (ORWRDP) started last month, and should be completed by August next year. 

Construction of R1,8bn Berg water project kicks off

By: Jill Stanford     13th August 2004 MINISTER of Water Affairs and Forestry Buyelwa Sonjica has turned the first sod to mark the beginning of construction of the R1,8-billion Berg Water Project (BWP) outside Franschhoek in the Western Cape. 

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