Infrastructure News

The African smart metering experience

There will never be a business case for water and sanitation services unless there are massive changes. These changes also need to be evidence-based and advanced metering infrastructure provides an excellent means to holistically improve these...

Water storage gives businesses peace of mind

Whether it is for agriculture, industry, or emergency preparedness, water storage solutions play a crucial role in safeguarding water resources and mitigating the impact of water scarcity. Around 50% of Johannesburg residents experienced severe...

Sustainability

Greenpeace vs Corobrik

Corobrik, an industry leader in the production of clay bricks, got the go-ahead on its environmental plan approved by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy to begin a mine near the Ritvlei Nature Reserve. In response, Greenpeace posted a...

[Hot Seat] TINY BUBBLES, BIG IMPACT

BluePlanet has been appointed by Magalies Water to assist in the remediation efforts Hartbeespoort Dam. Armed with Nanobubble technology and a restorative plan, BluePlanet is addressing root causes rather than merely treating symptoms. WASA speaks...

Sappi and Enpower sign power purchase agreement

In a move to further decarbonise its footprint Sappi has partnered with Enpower Trading, a National Energy Regulator of South Africa​ licensed company, for a 175GWh per annum renewable energy Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Sustainability goals...
Money in grass

Waste management is key to ESG compliance

by Duncan Nortier Business today is not the business of yesterday. It isn’t enough to be merely profitable, companies must adhere to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards – with waste management as an essential element on this...

Industry News

Measuring approaches and moving forward

Ahead of Nonhlakanipho Tau’s keynote speech at the WISA2024 conference, Water and Sanitation Africa sat down with her to get a better understanding of her work and what to expect from her at the conference.  Nonhlakanipho Tau is the Director of...

Chemical-free underground toilets for mines

Leon Du Casse, managing director of Bio Sewage Systems, used to own a plastic recycling company. His interest in water was piqued when dealing with wastewater created from washing plastic items to remove pollutants. Today, Du Casse is at the helm...

Metro News

Smoking out illegal stormwater and sewer connections

For over a decade, the City of Cape Town’s Water Pollution Control Unit has been using smoke tests to combat pollution and sewage overflows as well as high volumes of excess water that can stretch the capacity of wastewater conveyance systems. ...

Engineering

Measuring approaches and moving forward

Ahead of Nonhlakanipho Tau’s keynote speech at the WISA2024 conference, Water and Sanitation Africa sat down with her to get a better understanding of her work and what to expect from her at the conference.  Nonhlakanipho Tau is the Director of...

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Water & Sanitation Africa

The official magazine of the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA), the magazine publishes content dealing with the supply, governance, financing, treatment and measurement of water and sanitation in southern Africa.