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Welcome to the future

  Festo’s modular automation solution is being called the next evolutionary step in managing water and wastewater treatment works. Based on the development of Industry 4.0, the new technology is likely to become the new standard for water...

Africa’s sustainability champion

South Africa-based Protea Chemicals, one of Africa’s largest chemical companies, plays a pivotal role in enabling businesses, manufacturing entities and municipalities throughout the African continent to effectively treat and reuse water. The...

The ultimate constraint

Against the backdrop of climate change, and El Niño, up to his usual tricks, South Africa is in the grip of a crippling drought. It is within this context that WISA 2016 promises to be a riveting, not-to-be-missed conference. South Africa’s current...

Getting water and wastewater back on track

As drought conditions across South Africa further exacerbate concerns about inadequate investment in  – compounded by the poor maintenance and operation of existing infrastructure – the growing question is whether this downward trend in service...

More than just a tank

In New York City, at the end of September 2015, representatives from around the world gathered to adopt a new global agenda for sustainable development. South African tank manufacturer SBS Water Systems was there to witness these ambitious targets,...

Danfoss: Do more with less

Electricity and maintenance are two of the highest operational costs in manufacturing. Selecting the right variable-speed drive (VSD) or other soft-start option will save significant time and money, improving resource efficiency, while creating a...

Streamlining Limpopo bulk water services delivery

Good planning at Lepelle Northern Water (LNW) has resulted in the utility becoming the implementing agent for a number of new plans and projects in Limpopo. Phineas Legodi, acting chief executive at LNW, talks about his team’s efforts towards...

Biogas builds proud civic legacy

Turning biogas into energy has proved successful and replicable using an astounding technology installed and operated by WEC Projects. This has the potential to save Johannesburg Water millions of rands, to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and...

Storage beyond boundaries

Duane Ramos, technical operations director at Abeco Tanks, ponders the year ahead in water storage and what’s new on the horizon for this home-grown South African business. Tank specialist Abeco has operated in South Africa for 32 years, and...