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Resilient infrastructure key to limiting natural disaster costs – World Bank

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th June 2019 World Bank and Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery in its latest report had found that the net benefit (on average) of investing in more resilient infrastructure in low- and middle-income countries would be $4.2-trillion, or $4 in benefit for each $1 invested. The report, titled... 

Scibotron

24th May 2019 Scibotron is a technology-agnostic, ISO 9001:2015 certified, award-winning, B-BBEE Level 2 systems integrator with a 98.6%  client satisfaction index. We have years of experience and an established presence in the Oil & Gas, Food & Beverage,  Wastewater Treatment, Energy and Mining sectors. We... 

Ekandustria Industrial Park revitalisation, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     24th May 2019 The South African Department of Trade and Industry plans to revitalise the Ekandustria Industrial Park, in eastern Gauteng. 

SA private sector could fix SA water crisis

23rd May 2019 SA’s water treatment sector has the collective knowledge, technology and capacity to solve South Africa’s water and wastewater treatment crisis in as little as three years, say stakeholders set to participate in the IFAT water treatment and recycling trade fair. South Africa’s dams, rivers,... 

PPPs could help ailing municipal water sector, suggests NBI

By: Kim Cloete     16th May 2019 A series of public–private partnerships with municipalities could help ailing local water and sanitation departments (WSDs), many of which face challenges ranging from deteriorating infrastructure to declining water quality and poor governance. According to the National Business Initiative,... 

Collaboration a solution for the water sector

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     3rd May 2019 Government and individuals can contribute to solutions for the water sector by creating awareness on unlicensed dumping at manholes, and through better collaboration among industry bodies, says wastewater treatment utility East Rand Water Care Company (ERWAT) MD Tumelo Gopane. “Inadequate... 

Overcoming backlogs with infrastructure upgrades

26th April 2019 A new, resilient and efficient approach to sanitation resource management is required to overcome the national backlog confronting South Africa’s sewage treatment infrastructure, says water solutions specialist Veolia Water Technologies South Africa marketing GM Chris Braybrooke. He adds that the... 

Scope to upgrade wastewater plants amid industry lull

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     26th April 2019 Owing to ageing infrastructure, overloaded treatment plant and poor maintenance, the water and wastewater infrastructure in South Africa is a dire situation. Government has had challenges on upgrading this infrastructure owing to numerous issues, particularly in the sewage and effluent sector. 

New technologies to increase wastewater plants’ capacity

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     26th April 2019 The East Rand Water Care Company (ERWAT) is implementing new technologies at its plants to increase the treatment capacity. ERWAT is set to commission the Nereda technology in June 2019 at the Hartebeestfontein wastewater treatment works (WWTW) to increase its capacity from 63-million litres a... 

Sewers could help clean the atmosphere

26th April 2019 Sewage treatment – an unglamorous backbone of urban living – could offer a cost-effective way to combat climate change by flushing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Last year, researchers at Princeton University concluded that sewer plants serving municipalities globally offer a major option... 

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