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Augmentation of the ’61 Pipeline

Due to increasing water demands, Umgeni Water has decided to augment the capacity of the ’61 pipeline system that feeds the greater Edendale area and the Outer West area of eThekwini Municipality. The augmentation will also accommodate future...

Building water management capacity for Africa

Building water management capacity for Africa – TIGER Initiative A TIGER Initiative training course on Advanced Earth Observation Methods in Water Management was organised and co-hosted by the Water Research Commission (WRC), Department of Water...

Security of water supply in South Africa?

The Department of Water Affairs is the custodian of South Africa’s water resources. It is primarily responsible for the formulation and implementation of policy governing this sector. It also has override responsibility for water services provided...

New record set at De Hoop Dam

In November 2011, Ash Resources played a crucial role in supporting the Department of Water Affairs (DWA) and broke a new record concrete pour, using innovative concrete technology at the De Hoop Dam site. Water&Sanitation Africa reports on...

Madagascar makes use of SA technology

Local water, air and sewage treatment specialist, Ozone Service Industries, has installed one of its compact and affordable Biozone NoKak Sewage Treatment Plants at the offices of Flowserve at Toamasina on the east coast of Madagascar. Toamasina is...

Industry warning on sub-standard meters

The South African Water Meter Manufacturers’ Association (WMMA) has cautioned municipalities and water utilities about the ‘questionable quality and sub-standard performance’ of some water meters reportedly being introduced to the local market....

Water resource management on an urban planet

Water resource management on an urban planet Water is a prerequisite for human and ecosystem health, as well as for the success of a wide range of industrial and agricultural enterprises. Water security through responsible resource management is an...

Safe use of greywater for urban food production

A solicited research project, initiated and funded by the Water Research Commission (WRC) and led by Dr Nicola Rodda of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, clarifies the benefits as well as the risks associated with the use of greywater. The potential...