Dams can mimic the free flow of rivers, but risks must be managed

Many people depend on the natural ebb and flow of unrestricted rivers that swell with water in the rainy season and wane in the dry season. When the natural flow is changed, people and ecosystems are affected...

By Matthew McCartney and Fritz Kleinschroth 14 Feb 2019

Can waste-to-energy offer an OPEX reprieve for mines?

Despite the large impact mines have on the environment, mining is a significant contributor to the local economy from both a financial and employment perspective...

By Jason McNeil 12 Feb 2019

Green buildings must do more to fix our climate emergency

After more than three decades of talk about the potential of building green, we've still failed to change the way we design and construct buildings...

By Meg Holden and Rebecca Holt 6 Feb 2019

Construction starts on SU's Biomedical Research Institute

Construction of a R1bn new state-of-the-art research facility based at Stellenbosch University's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) commenced with a sod-turning ceremony on 25 January...

28 Jan 2019

How water treatment in South Africa can eradicate water-related diseases

Understanding the nature of waterborne diseases is the first step to comprehending why water treatment is critical in South Africa...

Issued by WEC Projects 18 Jan 2019

Elao Martin wins UJ Corobrik regional architecture award

The University of Johannesburg's Elao Martin is the regional winner of this year's Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award...

17 Jan 2019

What is aeration in sewage treatment?

Aeration is a fundamental component of conventional sewage treatment, because without it the biodegradation of many pollutants wouldn't take place as it should...

Issued by WEC Projects 16 Jan 2019

Rising number of desalination plants creating a salty dilemma - UN report

Now with almost 16,000 desalination plants worldwide quenching a growing thirst for freshwater, the technology is also creating a salty dilemma...

15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The exciting fast-growing trend of TOD

Transit-oriented development is the exciting fast-growing trend in creating vibrant, livable, sustainable communities...

By Karen Petersen 7 Jan 2019

Water conservation a top priority at Kangnas Wind Farm

While wind energy does not require water for its generation, a moderate amount is required during the construction phase...

31 Dec 2018

Water-energy joint strategy key to SA's sustainable development

South Africa is once again walking the knife edge of an energy security crisis...

By Dhesigen Naidoo 20 Dec 2018

Bamboo modular housing project wins RICS Cities for our Future competition

Manila's Earl Patrick Forlales has won the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Cities for our Future competition with an idea that will help solve the city's slum housing crisis...

14 Dec 2018

City gives green light to Salt River social housing project

A full sitting of council at the Cape Town Civic Centre on Thursday, 13 December, agreed "in-principle" that the city sell the Salt River Market site to Communicare...

By Aidan Jones 14 Dec 2018

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