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Why crisis proofing for water preservation in SA should be a priority

This year's theme for World Water Day, held annually on 22 March, is 'Leaving no one behind', aptly revisiting access to water as a critical human right...

1 day ago

Wastewater is an asset - it contains nutrients, energy and precious metals, and scientists are learning how to recover them

Most people think as little as possible about the wastewater that is produced daily from their showers, bathtubs, sinks, dishwashers and toilets. But with the right techniques, it can become a valuable resource...

By Yalin Li 1 day ago

Delivering on climate resilience in Africa

Climate resilience must be at the heart of all investments across Africa. Knowledge is the critical ingredient to move the scale of climate resilience...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Mar 2019

How data collected from mobile phones can help electricity planning

Access to reliable and affordable electricity brings many benefits. It supports the growth of small businesses, allows students to study at night and protects health...

By Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña, Joseph Mutale, Mathaios Panteli, and Pierluigi Mancarella 14 Mar 2019

Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainability

Millions of Africans still suffer from water shortages due to problems of uneven distribution and management of existing supplies...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Mar 2019

Renewable energy programme will not collapse Eskom

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the financial and operational challenges faced by power utility Eskom are not caused by the independent power producer (IPP) programme...

8 Mar 2019

Kiren Maharaj named MD of GIBB Power

Kiren Maharaj is the new managing director of GIBB Power, a subsidiary of GIBB Holdings, effective 4 March...

8 Mar 2019

Seil-Safari navigates farmers through unchartered waters to new horizons

From 1-5 April 2019, Seil-Safari will bring together world-class speakers, agricultural experts and South Africa's farming community to share knowledge and know-how on the latest innovations and solutions in the sector...

Issued by Echo Produksies 5 Mar 2019

How tech can conserve and improve access to water

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...

By Russell Dick 5 Mar 2019

Parly dissatisfied with reasons for water project delays

The Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation has expressed dissatisfaction with some reasons provided by the department for the delays in the implementation of projects...

1 Mar 2019

Cape Town has a plan to manage its water. But there are big gaps

The City of Cape Town - and southwest Africa more generally - experienced its worst drought on record between 2015 and 2018...

By Jasper Knight 1 Mar 2019

Wastewater audit missing as countrywide water shortage looms

A countrywide water shortage is a decade away unless urgent action is taken to rehabilitate and preserve our rivers and catchment areas, fix and maintain crumbling infrastructure, and implement water re-use...

By Steve Kretzmann 28 Feb 2019

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is the new reality. Why a deal must be done

Africa's longest river the Nile runs through 11 countries. One of them is Ethiopia which contributes about 85% of the Nile water flowing to Sudan and Egypt...

By Shimelis Dessu 27 Feb 2019

GIBB to monitor environmental compliance during R7bn Durban port construction

GIBB Engineering and Architecture has been awarded the contract to monitor compliance and to avoid disturbance to the ecosystem by the R7bn Durban Container Terminal berth-deepening project...

26 Feb 2019

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