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Changing asbestos definitions

Extensive work in outlining the worldwide asbestos problem and putting it in its proper perspective has been performed by public health officials, medical researchers and regulatory authorities. Moreover, some of the most comprehensive and unbiased...

Medical and Chemical case study

Identifying opportunities for hazardous waste minimisation Waste minimisation is more important than recycling, in particular with regard to hazardous waste. The study below looks at a waste minimisation plan at the medical and chemical engineering...

Development of coastal setback lines

An Overberg District case study The impacts of global climate change are mostly felt in coastal areas – the dynamic zones where oceanic and terrestrial forces meet. The coastline of South Africa has witnessed a marked increase in the intensity and...

Water Lifeline Project

The uMgungundlovu District Municipality (uMDM) has secured a multimillion-rand funding package for its Water Lifeline Project from the Netherlands-based Facility for Infrastructure Development ORIO. Jeffares & Green, technical director: Neal...

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...