The water sector has picked up a lot of momentum in the previous month. From the SAPPMA Pipes XIII Conference to the WISA biennial conference and exhibition. Here are our top 5 good news stories you need to know.
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United National Conference on Trade and Development says Africa’s untapped export of $31 billion can be achieved if Africa implements partial tariff liberalisation under the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) Agreement over the next five years. Currently, trade between African countries comprises 61% of processed and semi-processed goods.Africa has an untapped export potential of $31 billion | Infrastructure news 4. The DWS has received inputs on how to better sustain water resources Key water sector stakeholders led by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) gathered to make inputs into the National Water Resource Strategy 3 (NWRS-3). The primary key focus of the NWRS-3 is to ensure equitable and sustainable access to and use of water by all South Africans while sustaining the water resource. The Cabinet approved the National Water Resource Strategy 3 for gazetting and public consultation, and Eastern Cape is the first Province to hold this public consultative workshop. DWS received inputs on how to better sustain water resources | Infrastructure news 5. First road-legal CounterMix plant for Southern Africa Ammann South Africa – in conjunction with its Southern African dealer, Kenzam Equipment – has developed an innovative trailer system for the Ammann CounterMix 120 asphalt plant, making it road legal and setting a new benchmark for mobility. First road-legal CounterMix plant for Southern Africa | Infrastructure news