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Call for board nominations for SA Weather Service, SANParks, Sanbi
Call for board nominations for SA Weather Service, SANParks, SanbiArticle

Forestry, fisheries and the environment minister Barbara Creecy is calling for board nominations for the South African Weather Service (SAWS)...

3 May 2021

Restorative justice lies at the heart of how we ought to think about water management
Restorative justice lies at the heart of how we ought to think about water managementArticle

World Water Week, which took place between 15 and 22 March 2021, provides an opportunity to rethink where we are as a nation. It provides an opportunity to re-evaluate our journey...

Professor Anthony Turton 26 Mar 2021

Innovations on the Nile over millennia offer lessons in engineering sustainable futures
Innovations on the Nile over millennia offer lessons in engineering sustainable futuresArticle

Africa is the continent most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. That's largely because many of its people and governments are too poor to do what's needed...

Mike Muller 19 Mar 2021

Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study
Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new studyArticle

According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

12 Mar 2021

2020 Water Stewardship Event focuses on path to post-Covid-19 green recovery
2020 Water Stewardship Event focuses on path to post-Covid-19 green recoveryArticle

The recently held sixth annual Water Stewardship Event looked at how strengthened water sector governance and stewardship practices could provide a pathway for a green and inclusive recovery from the impacts of Covid-19...

23 Nov 2020

Cape Town's climate strategy isn't perfect, but every African city should have one
Cape Town's climate strategy isn't perfect, but every African city should have oneArticle

It may take an extreme heatwave, a mega wildfire or a severe coastal storm to begin to appreciate the dangers of climate change...

Alanna Rebelo, Karen Joan Esler, Michael Samways, Patricia Holmes, Tony Rebelo 11 Nov 2020

Changes in South Africa's rainfall seasons could affect farming and water resources
Changes in South Africa's rainfall seasons could affect farming and water resourcesArticle

Trends across the different rainfall zones can be linked to changes recorded for large-scale climate systems...

Sarah Roffe and Jennifer Fitchett 14 Oct 2020

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Cuban medics arrive in SA to fight Covid-19Article

A total of 217 Cuban health specialists and workers arrived in South Africa over the weekend to boost the local sector in its efforts to flatten the Covid-19 curve...

28 Apr 2020

#BizTrends2020: Route to water prosperity - new perspectives for 2020
#BizTrends2020: Route to water prosperity - new perspectives for 2020Article

The quickest win of all lies in reticulation efficiency. We currently lose about 25% of treated, expensive drinking quality water to leaks in our cities and towns...

Dhesigen Naidoo 6 Jan 2020

South Africa's real water crisis: not understanding what's needed
South Africa's real water crisis: not understanding what's neededArticle

A serious multi-year drought in parts of South Africa's Northern and Eastern Cape provinces has seen a number of small towns threatened by total water supply failures and livestock farmers facing financial ruin...

Mike Muller 8 Nov 2019

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Invasive alien plants and their impact on water useArticle

Experts warn that in addition to the energy crisis, South Africans face another looming disaster in the form of severe water scarcity. The Department of Water and Sanitation warned that unless urgent actions are taken, South Africa will experience a water shortage of approximately 3,000 billion litres by 2030...

Louise Stafford 28 Oct 2019

UJ launches Institute for Intelligent Systems
UJ launches Institute for Intelligent SystemsArticle

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) will today, Monday 16 September 2019, launch the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS), in what the university calls one of its most exciting developments as it consolidates its footprint in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR)...

16 Sep 2019

Ethiopia's future is tied to water - a vital yet threatened resource in a changing climate
Ethiopia's future is tied to water - a vital yet threatened resource in a changing climateArticle

In July Ethiopians planted 350 million trees in a single day. This was part of the country's national green legacy initiative to counter environmental degradation and climate change...

Meron Teferi Taye and Ellen Dyer 2 Sep 2019

Water security research expenditure not reflecting scarcity reality
Water security research expenditure not reflecting scarcity realityArticle

Researchers at the African Utility Week and PowerGen Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town last week raised concerns over decreased expenditure on water security research...

Alicestine October 21 May 2019

Agri SA, SAAFWUA signs MoU to enhance water resource management
Agri SA, SAAFWUA signs MoU to enhance water resource managementArticle

Both organisations will collaborate on initiatives and projects that advance and facilitate the development of support mechanisms, for the Local Water Resource Management Institution to ensure the effective use of water by all South African farmers...

14 Mar 2019

Water conservation a top priority at Kangnas Wind Farm
Water conservation a top priority at Kangnas Wind FarmArticle

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

31 Dec 2018

Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game
Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management gameArticle

When you think of a country's water resources, you may not realise that there are many kinds. Some is surface water, such as dams and rivers. There's also groundwater...

Gaathier Mahed 11 Dec 2018

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Conference to highlight critical role of groundwater in SADCArticle

The first annual Groundwater Conference is themed 'Adapting to climate change in the SADC region through water security - a focus on groundwater'...

12 Sep 2018

Adriana Marais, head of innovation at SAP Africa
A sea of data - but not a drop to drinkArticle

Life as we know it requires water to survive...

Adriana Marais 27 Aug 2018

UQ welcomes Africa's emerging leaders in agriculture
UQ welcomes Africa's emerging leaders in agricultureArticle

Sixty emerging leaders from African agricultural industries are in Queensland for an intensive development programme to help them tackle challenges of sustainable economic development in their own countries...

7 Aug 2018

Too early to consider lifting water restrictions, says DWS
Too early to consider lifting water restrictions, says DWSArticle

While a report on the country's dam levels paints a stable water situation across the country...

26 Jul 2018

Cape Town, Western Cape sets new global standard for water-wise tourism
Cape Town, Western Cape sets new global standard for water-wise tourismArticle

A variety of water-wise initiatives have provided confidence in the destination, including finding alternative water sources, such as the installation of desalination plants, providing potable water to major hotels in the city and gearing water-sensible lifestyles for local residents and businesses...

20 Jun 2018

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Biomimicry and the future of utilitiesArticle

Claire Janisch, founder of Biomimicry South Africa, took to the podium at this year's African Utility Week to share how biomimicry could influence the future of utilities...

Sindy Peters 21 May 2018

The Berg River Dam on 7 March 2018 about 48% full.
Five key lessons other cities can learn from CT's water crisisArticle

Postponing Day Zero in Cape Town for 2018 comes as no surprise...

Kevin Winter 6 Apr 2018

Strengthening our water resilience by combining the best of grey and green
Strengthening our water resilience by combining the best of grey and greenArticle

This year's World Water Day, celebrated annually on 22 March, provides a moment for the citizens of our planet to focus collective attention on a life-giving yet increasingly limited resource that is so frequently taken for granted...

John Dini 22 Mar 2018

World's space agencies propose setting up climate observatory
World's space agencies propose setting up climate observatoryArticle

The heads of several of the world's space agencies have proposed the creation of a climate observatory to pool acquired data and share it with scientists around the globe...

12 Dec 2017

SA, Cuba extend water agreement to 2023
SA, Cuba extend water agreement to 2023Article

The South African Government and Cuba have extended the SA-Cuba cooperation agreement in the field of water resource management and water supply to 2023...

27 Sep 2017

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

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

Nelson Odume and Andrew Slaughter 6 Sep 2017

PAUWES masters programmes open for admissions
PAUWES masters programmes open for admissionsArticle

The admissions process for the Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES) masters programmes, starting in September 2017, is now open...

9 May 2017

How recycled water could revolutionise sustainable development
How recycled water could revolutionise sustainable developmentArticle

By 2025, absolute water scarcity will be a daily reality for an estimated 1.8-billion people...

Tamara Avellán 22 Mar 2017

Hospitality industry urged to optimise water use
Hospitality industry urged to optimise water useArticle

FEDHASA has called on its members to optimise water resource management, with the City of Cape Town currently under level 3B water restrictions...

14 Feb 2017

Africa needs to manage food, water and energy in a way that connects all three
Africa needs to manage food, water and energy in a way that connects all threeArticle

There is an increasing global demand for food, water and energy. All three are inter-linked, a fact that has increasingly become the focus of attention for policy makers and governments...

Agathe Maupin and Mercy Mwanikah Ojoyi 23 Jan 2017

SA enters into water agreement with Italy
SA enters into water agreement with ItalyArticle

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has signed a landmark water cooperation agreement with Italy...

20 Oct 2016

SA moves to secure water sources
SA moves to secure water sourcesArticle

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is consulting stakeholders to get input on the National Groundwater Strategy...

22 Aug 2016

Thirsty Energy highlighted at African Utility Week
Thirsty Energy highlighted at African Utility WeekArticle

Dr Diego J. Rodriguez returns to African Utility Week as a featured speaker and panel moderator in the event's water conference...

25 Jan 2016

Media reminded to enter SADC Media Awards
Media reminded to enter SADC Media AwardsArticle

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) on Monday reiterated its call to members of the media to submit their entries for the 2016 SADC Media Awards Competition...

19 Jan 2016

UJ faculty positions itself to lead the charge on machines that think
UJ faculty positions itself to lead the charge on machines that thinkArticle

A new super science venture, the Institute for Intelligent Systems, is being installed in the University of Johannesburg's faculty of engineering...

Tom Nevin 6 Jan 2016

Entries open for 2016 SADC media awards
Entries open for 2016 SADC media awardsArticle

Members of the media are invited to submit their entries for the 2016 SADC Media Awards competition. The closing date is 29 February 2016...

11 Dec 2015

SA, Iran sign minerals pact
SA, Iran sign minerals pactArticle

South Africa and Iran have signed a number of pacts that will see them cooperate in various fields, among them trade and mineral processing...

11 Nov 2015

Denmark to assist SA with water conservation
Denmark to assist SA with water conservationArticle

The Danish Royal Visit to South Africa from 2-4 November will coincide with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Denmark and South Africa's Ministry of Water and Sanitation...

2 Nov 2015

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

FETWater Sustainability: Alignment with sector occupational and professional requirements is key
FETWater Sustainability: Alignment with sector occupational and professional requirements is keyArticle

The lack of coordination of capacity building and training (CB&T) initiatives in the South African water sector has resulted in poor knowledge management...

1 Jun 2015

Entries to SADC Media Awards and Water Awards competition close this monthArticle

Entries to the 2015 SADC Media Awards Competition and the Water Media Awards close on 31 March 2015...

4 Mar 2015

2015 SADC Media Awards and Water Awards call for entries
2015 SADC Media Awards and Water Awards call for entriesArticle

The South African media are invited to submit their entries for the 2015 SADC Media Awards Competition...

20 Feb 2015

Three new water management agencies established
Three new water management agencies establishedArticle

In late May the previous Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs established three new catchment management agencies (CMA) under the National Water Act, No. 36 of 1998 (NWA).

Helen Dagut and Ernst Müller 13 Jun 2014

Madibeng water supply improved
Madibeng water supply improvedArticle

Government claims to have moved quickly to address the water shortage in Madibeng.

27 Jan 2014

World leaders in SA for econ conference
World leaders in SA for econ conferenceArticle

Heads of State and business and development experts from across the world are gathered at the three-day African Economic Conference in Johannesburg to discuss regional integration and its role in boosting economic growth and human well-being on the continent.

29 Oct 2013

Water problems going from bad to worse
Water problems going from bad to worseArticle

An alarming shortage of skilled professionals is handicapping efforts to fix South Africa's water crisis, which has become so dire that government has admitted to water wastage worth R11bn a year because of leaking pipes, decrepit infrastructure and poor municipal administration.

2 Aug 2013

World Bank provides US$14,7bn to Africa
World Bank provides US$14,7bn to AfricaArticle

The World Bank committed a record US$14.7bn in its fiscal year to June to support economic growth and better development prospects in Africa despite uncertain economic conditions in the rest of the global economy.

1 Aug 2013

Water Affairs moves on unlawful water use in Vaal River SystemArticle

The Department of Water Affairs is making good progress in efforts to eradicate unlawful irrigation in the Vaal River System by 2014. The focused effort and intervention has already stopped 51 million m3/annum cubic meters per annum) of unlawful water use. Water use from the Vaal River System equals the available resources and any further increases will make the system vulnerable to drought. As such continuous higher than average rainfall is needed in the next few critical years to prevent restrictions when the dams' levels are low.

30 Jul 2013

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