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eThekweni recovers R1.2m in water losses

eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, the best performing municipality in KwaZulu-Natal with regard to Blue Drop accreditation, has made the news yet again. Following the Blue Drop Awards on 7 May, the municipality has announced that it has...

Koos Smit takes up the hot seat at SANRAL

With the controversial e-tolling saga underway, it seems the SANRAL board has reached a decision on who will replace former CEO Nazir Alli in the hot seat. Following Alli’s resignation on Monday, Engineering Executive and long-standing SANRAL...

Local landfills at critical stage warns IWMSA

With waste to landfill becoming an ever critical concern, particularly in certain regions, the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) calls to attention the necessity for managing all waste streams, especially that of organic...

Alli’s replacement has big shoes to fill, says CESA

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) received with sadness the news of the resignation of SANRAL CEO Nazir Alli, and lauded him for exceptional performance since his appointment to the position of CEO of SANRAL in 1998. Under his leadership...

Municipal water service tariffs

A recent Water Research Commission study looking into municipal water tariffs of 15 South African municipalities reports that the primary driver of water service tariffs is the quest to balance tariff revenues with explicit financial costs. Given...

Results of the Blue Drop Report 2012

The Department of Water Affairs has released the results of their 2012 Blue Drop Results. This is fourth Blue Drop Report and it is remarkable to note the impact this programme has had on the water sector over the past four years. Debbie Besseling...

Heavy rains affecting water quality at UK beaches

Heavy recent rains are flushing raw sewage into coastal waters, ruining the water quality at popular beaches around the UK just as the bathing season begins, according to the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). As it publishes its 2012 Good Beach...