Water management

17 Mar 2022

Standard Bank’s climate targets will support Africa’s sustainable development

Standard Bank’s climate targets will support Africa’s sustainable development Standard Bank is on course for a net zero future after the group pledged to mobilise a cumulative amount of between […]
15 Mar 2022

Jukskei river collaboration could hold lessons for Africa

Jukskei river collaboration could hold lessons for Africa  A small but innovative water rehabilitation project in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa, has recently raised considerable public attention locally. Its […]
2 Mar 2022

The importance of managing South Africa’s dams

The importance of managing South Africa’s dams  After good rains many of South Africa‘s major dams are filled to capacity. However, we cannot become complacent By Chetan Mistry South Africa […]
16 Feb 2022

Water and energy vital to halt Africa’s land degradation

Water and energy vital to halt Africa’s land degradation Africa’s rapid urbanisation is placing ongoing pressure on available land and demanding far-sighted and coordinated national responses – as the upcoming […]
16 Feb 2022

Captains of mining at a crossroad

Captains of mining at a crossroad Amid global calls for decarbonisation and net zero carbon emissions, mining’s decision makers, under increasing pressure to reform, can do so easier than they […]
14 Feb 2022

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), laid out by the United Nations in 2015 provides a map to guide and measure the world’s progress […]
29 Jan 2022

How water helps us prepare for climate change

How water helps us prepare for climate change The threat of global warming is essentially a threat to water. Rising temperatures impact water cycles, increasing the intensity of rainfall and […]
13 Jan 2022

Pandemic, climate change raise stakes for SA

Pandemic, climate change raise stakes for SA In the face of Covid-19, climate change and growing economic hardship in South Africa, disaster risk reduction (DRR) should be a priority for […]
2 Jan 2022

Elevating women in water

Elevating women in water A new council of high-level water professionals from across Africa will transform how women’s interests in water are respected. Building on experience from the Nile basin, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
10 Jan 2021

Water solutions aid the vulnerable

By Simon Thomas  10 January 2021 – Covid-19 has illustrated how water security risks affect millions of people across Africa, especially in Kenya. But there are water solutions to aid […]
16 Dec 2020

Tips for sustainable water management in construction

16 December 2020 – Water damage has superseded fire when it comes to risks on construction sites. Here are some tips for sustainable water management in construction. Water can cause […]