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SAPPMA Pipes XI Conference focuses on sustainability and invention
SAPPMA Pipes XI Conference focuses on sustainability and invention

The SAPPMA Pipes XI Conference took place in Gauteng earlier this month, covering issues relating to plastic piping, water infrastructure and engineering...

13 Sep 2017

How Nigeria is wasting its rich water resources
How Nigeria is wasting its rich water resources

Nigeria is so rich in water resources that many of its 36 states are named after rivers...

By Nelson Odume and Andrew Slaughter 6 Sep 2017

How smart meters can save water in drought-ridden Cape Town
How smart meters can save water in drought-ridden Cape Town

The water crisis in South Africa's Western Cape is cause for grave concern...

By MJ (Thinus) Booysen 4 Sep 2017

Desalination? Africa should rather manage its water resources better
Desalination? Africa should rather manage its water resources better

Access to clean water in the future is by no means certain...

By Andrew Slaughter 31 Aug 2017

Katse Dam's deep flood of suffering
Katse Dam's deep flood of suffering

A Basotho pony is struggling up a cliff, burdened by jerry cans that have been filled up at a spring. Behind the animal, far below and out of reach, lies the fat gleam of Katse Dam...

By Alexander Matthews 31 Aug 2017

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R74m allocated to Western Cape drought relief

Minister Des Van Rooyen says the government will allocate R74m in relief funding to respond to the persistent drought in the Western Cape...

29 Aug 2017

How IoT will change the future of waste management in Africa
How IoT will change the future of waste management in Africa

Imagine your rubbish bin telling the municipal authorities when it is full and needs to be collected, and municipal waste collection operations being able to optimise their fleet fuel consumption according to this data thanks to predefined schedules...

By Nick Mannie 28 Aug 2017

Willem Liebenberg and Andre Kowalenski of Drakenstein Municipality
Drakenstein achieves significant water loss reduction after installing HDPE pipes

Under a 20-year master plan to replace old or aging asbestos pipes with HDPE pipes, the Drakenstein Local Municipality in Paarl, Western Cape has achieved significant successes in reducing water loss...

25 Aug 2017

Smart evolution of Africa's megacities will help address infrastructure challenges
Smart evolution of Africa's megacities will help address infrastructure challenges

Facing rapid growth and evolution in Africa's megacities, radical and effective urban management is needed...

24 Aug 2017

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Sudan's Bashir aims to ease Egypt concerns over Nile dam

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir said on Thursday, 17 August, that the construction of Ethiopia's controversial Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile River would not impact water supplies to Egypt as feared by Cairo...

21 Aug 2017

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Heavy rain brings some hope for dam levels

Nelson Mandela Bay supply dam levels could see a slight increase as heavy rain brought relief to some of the worst-affected catchment areas in the drought-stricken Eastern Cape and Garden Route...

By Riaan Marais 21 Aug 2017

Tap shuts on Cape water wastrels
Tap shuts on Cape water wastrels

Two of Cape Town's worst water wasters became the first to have their supply restricted on Wednesday, 16 August...

By Dave Chambers 18 Aug 2017

The Tsomo River supplies Xilinxa Dam and Gcuwa Dam in Mnquma municipality. The dams are dangerously low. Photo: Mbulelo Sisulu
Eastern Cape towns struggle with water rationing

Drought takes its toll in Amathole district...

By Mbulelo Sisulu 17 Aug 2017

Cape Town’s main storage dam, the Theewaterskloof in May 2017 with 9% of water left in storage. Kevin Winter
What's driving Cape Town's water insecurity, and what can be done about it

In pre-colonial times the Khoisan called Cape Town, //Hui !Gaeb, the place “where clouds gather” and Camissa “the place of sweet waters”...

By Kevin Winter 11 Aug 2017

City goes after water guzzlers
City goes after water guzzlers

The City of Cape Town will start knocking on doors this week to install devices that restrict supply to water guzzlers...

3 Aug 2017

Arid SA needs to get serious about desalination
Arid SA needs to get serious about desalination

In SA, it seems that whenever drought starts to bite, talk of desalination returns to the national debate...

By Jacques Laubscher 2 Aug 2017

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How will Eskom spend all the extra money it wants South Africans to pay?

Eskom wants consumers to cough up more for electricity...

By Graeme Hosken 28 Jul 2017

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Recent rainfall has had little impact as CT continues to face drought crisis

The drought conditions experienced in Cape Town has become the new normal for the city as a water-scarce region...

26 Jul 2017

Drought and business: more action, less rhetoric
Drought and business: more action, less rhetoric

As a result of the drought, businesses in towns or cities do not have secure access to water to carry out their operations...

By Dr Jo Burgess 24 Jul 2017

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What Cape Town can learn from Windhoek on surviving droughts

Populations in cities are growing, putting pressure on resources like water...

By Dian Spear 17 Jul 2017

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Partnerships to boost SA's water security

South Africa has committed to work with all international agencies and governments to ensure water security...

14 Jul 2017

Matla a Metsi Joint Venture to supervise design and construction of Polihali Dam in Lesotho Highlands Water Project
Matla a Metsi Joint Venture to supervise design and construction of Polihali Dam in Lesotho Highlands Water Project

The Matla a Metsi Joint Venture was recently announced the successful bidder on the design and construction supervision of the Polihali Dam - one of the two main water transfer components of phase two of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project...

13 Jul 2017

CT's emergency water plans making progress
CT's emergency water plans making progress

The City of Cape Town says plans of potentially partnering with the private sector to create a short-term emergency water supply using desalination, storm water capture or aquifer extraction are progressing well...

12 Jul 2017

Water shortages in Cape Town are here to stay. What the city can learn from others
Water shortages in Cape Town are here to stay. What the city can learn from others

Water access is a key challenge for urban futures...

By David Olivier 11 Jul 2017

Utilities including nuclear firms hacked
Utilities including nuclear firms hacked

WASHINGTON, US: Firms operating nuclear power plants and other energy facilities in the US have been hacked in recent months, the New York Times reported Thursday, 6 July...

10 Jul 2017

Cape Town to host top water loss conference
Cape Town to host top water loss conference

At the rate Cape Town's winter rainfall is going, another hot, dry summer will make this year's drought look like a Sunday School picnic...

By Dave Chambers 10 Jul 2017

Cape Town needs a new approach to manage water
Cape Town needs a new approach to manage water

Cape Town is facing one of its worst droughts in over a century...

By Lucy Rodina 4 Jul 2017

Stricter water restrictions for Cape Town now in effect
Stricter water restrictions for Cape Town now in effect

The City of Cape Town has implemented Level 4b water restrictions with effect from July 2017 as dam levels remain critically low and reserves need to be built up during winter for the expected harsh summer months ahead...

3 Jul 2017

The internet of everything water
The internet of everything water

Imagine a world where your spice cabinet reminds you to buy salt, or your cell phone sends a text message about the amount of water left in your water tank...

By Ihuoma Atanga 28 Jun 2017

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