Water Management

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 […]