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New training yard handed over as water department plans to train more artisans
New training yard handed over as water department plans to train more artisansArticle

A partnership between South Africa and Japan will see the Department of Water and Sanitation train artisans to deal with water losses in communities...

23 Mar 2021

Growing water crisis needs a collaborative solution
Growing water crisis needs a collaborative solutionArticle

In just the last five years South Africa has faced two of the biggest challenges imaginable. We are in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic and...

Michael Franze 19 Mar 2021

Like Covid-19, water use requires permanent behaviour change
Like Covid-19, water use requires permanent behaviour changeArticle

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has resulted in many fault lines emerging in our societies. One of the key ones is that of behaviour change...

Jay Bhagwan 18 Mar 2021

Woolies commits R2m to water security in schools
Woolies commits R2m to water security in schoolsArticle

Celebrating National Water Week, which runs from 15 to 22 March this year, Woolworths has committed R2m to water security and sanitation in schools...

15 Mar 2021

How technology offers a very real solution to SA's aging water infrastructure
How technology offers a very real solution to SA's aging water infrastructureArticle

In the wake of National Water Week, the spotlight is again placed on the country's water infrastructure and its numerous challenges. Here's how tech can help...

Jacques Squire 15 Mar 2021

How tech can conserve and improve access to water
How tech can conserve and improve access to waterArticle

As South Africa commemorates National Water Week from 17 to 23 March to highlight the scarcity of this vital resource, municipalities and utilities around the country are increasingly turning to technology...

Russell Dick 5 Mar 2019

Making water management a priority
Making water management a priorityArticle

This year, National Water Week was observed on 17-23 March under the theme "Water is Life - 20 Years of Water Delivery for Social and Economic Development"...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 26 Mar 2018

CTICC uses millions of litres less water per year than five years ago
CTICC uses millions of litres less water per year than five years agoArticle

CTICC, in an effort to reduce water consumption, has implemented a number of initiatives to further curtails its use of potable and irrigation water...

22 Mar 2017

New aquaponics facilities to feed primary schools
New aquaponics facilities to feed primary schoolsArticle

Mondelez International Foundation and INMED is building two aquaponics facilities, one in PE and the other in Soweto, to provide primary schools with access to fresh, nutritious produce...

15 Mar 2017

Table Mountain Cableway
Table Mountain Cableway making every drop of water countArticle

In light of National Water Week - 20 to 26 March 2017 - Table Mountain Cableway shares its water reducing measures to aid other businesses looking for ways to save water in drought-stricken Cape Town...

14 Mar 2017

Shoprite Group assists Grey Town on World Water Day
Shoprite Group assists Grey Town on World Water DayArticle

On World Water Day, yesterday, the Shoprite Group donated 49,300 litres of water and 2,200 food buckets to the community of Grey Town as part of its Project Thirst...

23 Mar 2016

National Water Week and World Water Day: Will the next big conflicts in Africa be on water usage?
National Water Week and World Water Day: Will the next big conflicts in Africa be on water usage?Article

"The next big conflicts in Africa will be on water usage" was the chilling prediction made earlier this year by the recently departed Dr Lawrence Musaba - last year's recipient of the African Utility Week Lifetime Achievement Award...

Issued by Spintelligent 18 Mar 2016

Water-saving tips from Woolworths
Water-saving tips from WoolworthsArticle

Woolworths is on a journey to reduce drastically the amount of water it uses by putting water use in focus in stores, offices, distribution centres and across the supply chain...

17 Mar 2016

Search for alternative water sources
Search for alternative water sourcesArticle

The search continues for alternative methods to receive water since the conversion of seawater to drinking water to areas affected by severe drought is extremely expensive...

3 Aug 2015

Water management needs sustainable solutions
Water management needs sustainable solutionsArticle

As the Department of Water and Sanitation launches the national Water Week awareness campaign that runs from 16-22 March under the theme 'Water has no substitute', experts highlight the direness of the county's water stressed situation and the urgency for behaviour change...

18 Mar 2015

Urgent need for water utilities to expand their infrastructure
Urgent need for water utilities to expand their infrastructureArticle

The 15th African Utility Week will focus on the increasing demand for water on the African continent which is forcing water utilities to expand and improve their treatment and distribution capacities...

13 Mar 2015

Festival aims to create awareness of water scarcity
Festival aims to create awareness of water scarcityArticle

The Watershed Festival hopes to restore the public's appreciation of clean and accessible drinking water, reminding them of its worth, scarcity and the absence of a substitute...

9 Mar 2015

Communities urged to stop illegal water connections
Communities urged to stop illegal water connectionsArticle

Water and Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi has urged members of the public to stop any illegal connections and share water equally.

Siphiwe Nyathi 19 Mar 2014

Mega project to improve Mpumalanga water supply
Mega project to improve Mpumalanga water supplyArticle

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has unveiled the completed phases of a project aimed at supplying water to 15 additional villages in the Bushbuckridge local municipality in Mpumalanga.

Siphiwe Nyathi 18 Mar 2014

Woolworths commits to WWF Water Balance Programme
Woolworths commits to WWF Water Balance ProgrammeArticle

Woolworths has committed itself to the WWF Water Balance Programme, a 160 hectare 'water balance' alien vegetation clearance project in 24 Rivers catchment, a tributary of the Berg River, by 2015.

17 Mar 2014

New membrane cleans acid mine water
New membrane cleans acid mine waterArticle

A new technology‚ developed at the University of Witwatersrand in conjunction with a professor from the US's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)‚ could be used to clean acid mine water as well as for medical processes such as dialysis.

Sarah Wild 25 Mar 2013

Wits researchers make key find for AMDArticle

A newly developed membrane used to separate waste from water could become key in the treatment of pollutants ranging from acid mine drainage to oil-containing waste water, as well as in processes ranging from desalination to kidney dialysis.

25 Mar 2013

'Thirsty for Action' raises awareness about water conservationArticle

In honour of National Water Week (18-24 March 2013) and the UN's World Water Day (22 March), Woolworths and MySchool has launched a competition called 'Thirsty for Action', which is aimed at raising awareness about the need for every child to help protect South Africa's water resources.

15 Mar 2013

SA businesses are unaware of their water footprints
SA businesses are unaware of their water footprintsArticle

The World Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Risk Report 2012 lists a global water supply crisis as the second most important global risk, second to a major systemic failure of our financial systems, according to this report, courtesy Global Carbon Exchange - http://www.globalcarbonexchange.com/. South Africa, for example, faces a looming water shortfall of 2,7-billion cubic metres by 2030.

4 Apr 2012

City of Cape Town, Grand West combat river pollutionArticle

In a joint environmental public-private partnership initiative, GrandWest Casino and the City of Cape Town will join forces on Thursday, 22 March 2012 to promote the issue of water conservation during National Water Week, with particular focus on combating river pollution.

20 Mar 2012

Precast concrete manufacturer's rainwater harvesting innovationArticle

Murray & Roberts company Rocla, a leading Southern African manufacturer of precast concrete products for infrastructure, including pipes, culverts, manholes, and poles, has introduced a product aiming to assist in conserving and protecting South Africa's water resources, Rocla sales engineer Justin Kretzmar tells Engineering News.

16 Mar 2012

Molewa's unannounced visit to water abuserArticle

The New Age reports that Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa and some of her Blue Scorpions plan to pay an unannounced visit to an illegal user of Vaal River System water.

7 Mar 2012

Agriculture not the only culprit of unlawful water usage
Agriculture not the only culprit of unlawful water usageArticle

"Whilst unlawful water use by some irrigators is a concern that should be addressed, various other factors pose an even bigger threat to the availability and sufficiency of good quality water to society. It is, therefore, unfortunate that the irrigation sector was singled out as culprit with the launch of the National Water Week," says Johannes Möller, president of Agri SA.

7 Mar 2012

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