Water Management

16 Sep 2021

IWMI examines water resources in Ethiopia’s Lake Tana sub-basin

IWMI examines water resources in Ethiopia’s Lake Tana sub-basin Through the FLAIR (Future Leaders – African Independent Research) Fellowship project, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is working to develop a thorough […]
13 Sep 2021

Collaboration and technology can make SA water secure

13 September 2021 – Water is one of South Africa’s scarcest and most critical resources. However, collaboration and technology can make South Africa water secure.       Water is one of […]
5 Sep 2021

Is South Africa doing enough to avert a water crisis?

05 September 2021 – Is South Africa doing enough to avert a water crisis? As the Eastern Cape faces the prospect of taps running dry, South Africa needs to urgently […]
3 Sep 2021

Groundwater management is essential for a sustainable future

03 September 2021- Water security in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region has been subjected to the impacts of climate change and severe weather events. Water management, and especially […]
20 Aug 2021

Can Kenya learn from global floods?

By Simon Thomas, international consultant and board member of Megapipes Solutions Limited 20 August 2021 – Across the globe, the increase in devastating storms and floods is a stark reminder […]
14 Aug 2021

Smart pumping – a new era in water management and supply

By Jaque Mare, product manager at Schneider Electric South Africa  14 August 2021 – The world is currently faced with outdated water management infrastructure that threatens to spiral out of […]
20 Jul 2021

Water stewardship gives mines the broader view

20 July 2021 – With South Africa’s growing demand for water – and the impact of climate change on rainfall variability and water supply security – the need for a […]
9 Jul 2021

Early warning now more vital as flood risk grows

09 July 2021 – With extreme weather conditions posing an increasing threat to lives and assets, South Africa’s disaster management capacity needs to include better early warning systems for key […]
3 Jul 2021

Rural sanitation and wastewater management vital for South Africa

By Chetan Mistry 03 July 2021 – Many people in rural South Africa still lack access to basic sanitation and wastewater management is a challenge in these areas. Rural sanitation […]
2 Jul 2021

CMGP/CAS merger creates agricultural champion in Morocco

02 July 2021 – A landmark merger between Compagnie Marocaine de Goutte à Goutte et de Pompage’s (CMGP) and Comptoir Agricole du Souss (CAS), has created a new champion in […]
30 Jun 2021

Water is the foundation of Kenya’s Big Four Agenda

By Simon Thomas 30 June 2021 – The Big Four Agenda, announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta in late 2017, has four main pillars namely manufacturing, food security, health, and housing. […]
17 Jun 2021

Kenya needs more technicians in water and wastewater management

By Simon Thomas 17 June 2021 – According to UNESCO, the demand for water will increase by more than 55% until the year 2050, due to the exponential growth of […]
14 Jun 2021

Water risk uncertainty necessitates predictions, but also flexibility

15 June 2021 – Managing water risks exacerbated by climate change makes predictive modelling vital, but at the same time more difficult – Africa’s response therefore needs to embrace flexible […]
8 Jun 2021

Water supply in Goma a concern after volcano eruption

08 June 2021 – The water supply to about 200 000 people in the city of Goma, the capital of the North Kivu province in the eastern Republic of the Congo, […]
1 Jun 2021

SA Water Affairs promises 90 days turnaround on water use licenses

01 June 2021 – The South African Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation (DWS) has implemented its plan for a 90-day turnaround on water use licence (WUL) applications – applying […]
31 May 2021

Time for sustainable solutions to flooding in Nairobi.

By Simon Thomas, international consultant, and board member at Megapipes Solutions Limited 31 May 2021 – Heavy rains in Kenya has caused damage and devastation in the capital Nairobi. The destruction […]
27 May 2021

Lusaka’s water point ambassadors turn the tap to protect residents from Covid-19

27 May 2021 – A water point attendant in Zambia’s capital Lusaka has a new role beyond filling up containers for residents at the community tap. John Nyambe spreads the […]
23 May 2021

African Development Bank Board approves water policy.

23 May 2021 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a new policy on water, prioritising water security and the transformation of water […]
19 May 2021

Learning from progress in managing Africa’s groundwater

By Darryll Kilian and Natasha Anamuthoo (SRK) 18 May 2021 – Efforts to protect groundwater across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) need urgent support and strengthening, but valuable lessons […]
14 May 2021

Water – not an infinite resource in Kenya

By Simon Thomas 14 May 2021 – Everyone takes water for granted and this begets complacency. Water may seem like a limitless resource, considering that most of the planet is […]
10 Apr 2021

Water stress can put business models in jeopardy.

10 April 2021 – Water stress is a risk factor that businesses, in the past, did not always think of when doing scenario planning. However, South Africa’s recent droughts are […]
28 Mar 2021

Scope for improvement in meeting water needs.

28 March 2021 – With sub-Saharan Africa achieving an implementation level of just 46% in its degree of integrated water resources management, there is considerable scope for the region to […]
19 Mar 2021

What does water mean to you?

What does water mean to you? By Gerard Busse, marketing manager at the Forest Stewardship Council of South Africa 19 March 2021 – On the 22 March we celebrate World […]
18 Mar 2021

What water stewardship can do for corporates.

18 March 2021 – It appears that more has been said than done about meeting South Africa’s water challenges; with the 2030 timeframe for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) […]
6 Mar 2021

AfDB funding to improve sanitation infrastructure in Egypt.

06 March 2021 – African Development Bank (AfDB) funding will improve sanitation infrastructure in Egypt. The Integrated Rural Sanitation in Upper Egypt-Luxor project is set to boost sewage coverage in […]
26 Feb 2021

Engineers secure water supply in parched areas of SA.

26 February 2021 – Engineering Consultancy Ceenex has been appointed as the specialist sub-consultant on a project to help the Thembisile Hani Local Municipality deliver water to parched areas of […]
25 Feb 2021

Sustainable agriculture arrives through water.

By Chetan Mistry, Strategy and Marketing Manager for Xylem Africa  25 February 2021 – The recent drought in the Western Cape province was a reminder that South Africa is a […]
18 Feb 2021

Hot water borehole solution for Ethiopian roadwork

18 February 2021 – Tackling challenging applications is all in a day’s work for Grundfos and a recent installation in an extremely hot and dry area of desert in Ethiopia […]
29 Jan 2021

Water projects in Africa builds climate change resilience.

29 January 2021 – An award-winning project in Zambia is a great example of water projects in Africa that builds climate change resilience.    The water project in Zambia, supported […]
22 Jan 2021

The devastating consequences of not properly managing residential wastewater.

21 January 2021 – Two years ago, the National Construction Authority said more than 70% of buildings in Nairobi, Kenya, were unsafe for occupation mostly because of the devastating consequences […]