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Water&Sanitation Africa profiles

Under pressure

South Africa continues to lose millions of litres of water every year due to pipe leaks and bursts. Pressure management is one of the most important interventions that should be considered when attempting to drive down water losses. The common...

All-terrain water storage

For the past 20 years, SBS, has been actively contributing to South Africa’s water security with its range of Zincalume® water storage reservoirs. Mava Gwagwa, new business and key accounts director, SBS Tanks, discusses how access to water shapes...

The source of life

The water and wastewater industries are the guardians of one of the world’s most important resources, and continuous investment in infrastructure and new technologies is essential to their processes.  Despite the fact that two-thirds of the earth’s...

Desalination: affordable, reliable, sustainable

Cape Town has put plans for a permanent desalination plant on hold following good rains and reports that the technology is simply too expensive. However, there are feasible options for effectively bolstering water supplies. The capital and...

Smart water management

Water service authorities are seeing an increasing need to install water management devices to address growing water challenges. WASA speaks to Marcus Thulsidas, business development director, Utility Systems, about how the company’s smart...

The answer to reuse

One of the most robust, versatile and widely used unit operations in the treatment of wastewater worldwide is dissolved air flotation. With a growing market for wastewater reuse, the demand for these systems is expected to rise accordingly. The...

Filtration to perfection

The use of membrane technology for water treatment is beginning to pick up in the Southern African region. WASA speaks to Henk Smit, managing director, Vovani Water Products, about the options available to the local market. There are various...

The latest in treatment solutions

As South Africa’s water challenges grow and water quality deteriorates, there is a much greater need for research and development in the water and wastewater treatment space, says Henk Smit, managing director, Vovani Water Products. South Africa’s...