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Challenges for young water professionals

Article by Dr Inga Jacobs, President of Young Water Professionals, WISA. It is widely recognised that capacity building and sustainable knowledge transfer are critical concerns for several sectors in South Africa, and the water sector is no...

Urgent action needed on Carolina water quality

Urgent action is necessary to prevent the ‘decay’ of water quality in Gauteng to the levels seen in Carolina, Mpumalanga, according to Thomas Walters, Democratic Alliance (DA) MPL in Gauteng. Walters said on Wednesday that the DA would...

Designing an innovative way to support WSAs

Water Services Authorities such as the Cacadu and Siyanda District municipalities have a responsibility to ensure delivery in their area of jurisdiction, as mandated by the Municipal Water Services Act (No. 108 of 1997). However, many of these...

Carolina water supply ordered

The North Gauteng High Court has ordered local government authorities to provide clean drinking water to the town of Carolina and the township of Silobela nearly seven months after the problem of acid mine drainage spewing into the area’s water...

Steel reservoirs better than bricks and mortar?

To improve competitive position, Rainbow Reservoirs has begun local manufacture of several reservoir component parts, and plans shortly to begin local rolling of the Zincalume steel panels from which the reservoir walls are constructed. Local...

Pollution threatens underground water sources

Moshi Municipality in Tanzania is facing a growing risk of polluted groundwater and other sources of water by waste from pit latrines and floods, according to Head of Urban Planning and Lands Department of Moshi Municipal Council, Alex Poteka....