Out of service – sorry!

By: Helgard Muller

Why are there so many ‘out of order’ toilets in South Africa?

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Unreliability of municipal drinking water supplies

By: Helgard Muller

We take a look at proven statistics that show how the growing unreliability of municipal drinking water supplies are crippling the population

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Reflections from the WRC Symposium

By: Helgard Muller

What the experts at the Water Research Commission (WRC)’s symposium in September had to say about how to overcome South Africa’s water crisis

The Water Research Commission (WRC) held a three-day symposium at the Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre, in Ekurhuleni, in September 2015. It was made clear by all the speakers that a ‘business as usual’ scenario cannot be the pathway to success.

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The 2015 Global Progress Report on sanitation and drinking water

By: Helgard Muller

The World Health Organisation (WHO) provides a global perspective on progress in sanitation and drinking water over the last 25 years

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South African water and sanitation scorecard

By: Helgard Muller

We compare South Africa’s scorecard for water and sanitation with other countries and see how we fare in this domain

How will we score as a nation on the realisation of the rights to water and sanitation?

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A colourful handbook on water and sanitation

Last month, I briefly reflected on the work of Catarina De Albuquerque as the first United Nations (UN) special rapporteur on the rights to safe drinking water and sanitation. This month’s column will now focus on the handbook that she launched in 2014 to assist states and countries to perform and comply with the UN decision.

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