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Turning water losses into saved revenue

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Emfuleni Water Conservation Project has recently been signed bythe Emfuleni Municipality and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German, British and...

Initiative to support water resources planning

The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) is in the process of establishing a Nile Basin Decision Support System (NB-DSS) to support water resources planning and investment decisions in the Nile Basin. Funded by a World Bank-managed multi-donor Trust Fund,...

Water scheme to service rural communities

Umgeni Water’s Mhlabatshane Bulk Water Supply Scheme in the Ugu District Municipality will eventually supply 100 000 people with potable water. The vision of providing potable water to over 100 000 people in scattered rural and peri-urban...

South Africa’s next “greatest” challenge

South Africa has never shied away from designing innovative solutions required through dire circumstance. Our history is punctuated with social and economic milestones, yet a massive malevolent prospect looms in the not too distant future....

Witty with water

Part of Bigen Africa’s five year ‘S-Vision 2016’ strategy aimed at improving all of Africa’s infrastructure needs, is to help mitigate the demands on South Africa’s scarce water resources and its deteriorating raw water quality. This will be done...

Supporting improved water services

National municipal benchmarking initiative Local Government Water Services Authorities (WSAs) in South Africa have contributed significantly towards increased access to a wide range of basic and improved water services. Notwithstanding the progress...

WTW upgrade to provide water for 17 villages

The upgrade of the Molepo Regional Water Scheme includes the refurbishment of the existing 160kℓ storage facility and the construction of a 1.5Mℓ reinforced concrete reservoir. IMIESA takes a look at the technical details of this project. The...