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10th World Plumbing Conference – Session 1 Case of the spread of disease through plumbing

It is estimated that by 2040 there will be approximately 8 billion people living on this planet, most of them in the developing countries. Water and sanitation will be at the forefront of the issues plaguing the world as water is likely to become the scarcest and the most critical resource, and a major source of conflict.

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WPC’s Environmental Aspects of Plumbing: Part 1 of 9

 

This study is taken from the World Plumbing Council’s Environmental Aspects of Plumbing study, and will be split into nine parts and will appear in Plumbing Africa until November 2014.

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SAPG vs CSP: a South African case study

Renewable energy resources can possibly provide effective sustainable energy solutions. However, the application of solar energy for power generation purposes is not currently competitive with conventional fossil fuel systems.

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The NBR and the provision of water

Section 17(h) of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act 103 of 1977 (the NBRS Act) empowers the minister to make National Building Regulations (NBRs), including regulations “regarding the provision of water and of sewerage and drainage services in respect of buildings, including the compulsory connection with the supply, distribution, or sewerage disposal works in question of local authorities”.

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