Water Management

2 Jan 2022

Hope springs eternal

Hope springs eternal Covid-19’s impact on Africa has been severe, as it has been across the globe. However, hope springs eternal, writes Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica.      […]
2 Jan 2022

Business in civil society

Business in civil society Business is important to strengthen civil society. But what is the role of the private sector in the transformation of society? Every organisation or institution should […]
16 Dec 2021

2022 African hotspots

2022 African hotspots For an optimist, there are many opportunities in Africa. However, a handful of countries stand out more than others, writes WhyAfrica founder and editor Leon Louw. Africa’s […]
7 Dec 2021

Pharma in our taps

Pharma in our taps Researchers at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa have developed a method to detect HIV drugs in wastewater and in rivers. Where there are people, […]
4 Dec 2021

Karowe expands sewage treatment facility

Karowe expands sewage treatment facility Lucara Botswana has invested close to R3-million in the expansion of the company’s Karow ediamond mine’s sewage treatment facility. Lucara Botswana’s Karowe diamond mine is […]
30 Nov 2021

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica Travel restrictions and Omicron will slow us down, but never stop us. Africa will survive and continue trading and doing business, writes […]
27 Nov 2021

The link between power security and water

The link between power security and water In summer, people in California in the USA are on the edge of their seats during wildfire season. The U.S. state’s vast forests, […]
26 Nov 2021

Water management key to Kenya’s mining sector

Water management key to Kenya’s mining sector Kenya’s mining industry, which generated an estimated Ksh22.7- billion in 2020, is expected to grow as more operators are set to begin production […]
26 Nov 2021

AfDB approves new water strategy

AfDB approves new water strategy The African Development Bank has approved a new five-year water strategy that aims to increase water security and foster sustainable, green and inclusive growth and […]
29 Oct 2021

Planning for seasonal swings in Kenya

Planning for seasonal swings in Kenya The effects of climate change are becoming more noticeable in Kenya, as the country suffers from another drought in the northern and coastal parts, […]
26 Oct 2021

Afrimat earns their right to mine in the Northern Cape

Afrimat earns their right to mine in the Northern Cape The mining industry has changed gradually but fundamentally over the past decade. Community and environmental issues, regarded by mining companies […]
25 Oct 2021

Potable water for Guinea bauxite mine

Potable water for Guinea bauxite mine Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC) recently installed a desalination and wastewater treatment plant at their mine and export facility at the Port of Kamsar in […]
18 Oct 2021

SRK charts path to Africa’s water future

SRK charts path to Africa’s water future With sub-Saharan Africa achieving an implementation level of just 46% in its degree of integrated water resources management, there is considerable scope for […]
14 Oct 2021

New water treatment plant will benefit Botswana’s economy

New water treatment plant will benefit Botswana’s economy A new, multi-stage water treatment plant, which will be built in Kasane in the northern region of Botswana, will greatly benefit the […]
12 Oct 2021

AfDB to co-finance second phase of Lesotho Highlands Water Project

AfDB to co-finance second phase of Lesotho Highlands Water Project The African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) Board of Directors has approved a loan of USD86.72-million to co-finance the second phase […]
9 Oct 2021

How to pump water below sea level

How to Pump water below sea level Pumping and processing water for human and industrial use can be something of a challenge when the customer’s facility is located 120m below […]
7 Oct 2021

IWMI study improves water allocations in the Nile Basin

IWMI study improves water allocations in the Nile Basin A recent study conducted by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) estimated the economic value of irrigation water for major crops in […]
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 […]