Decide now on Lesotho 2, acid mine drainage projects, says Prof

The cabinet ministers responsible for approving the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Scheme should be asked to explain why this important project is being delayed – and should also be pressed to take decisions on acid mine drainage (AMD) projects as new sources of short-term water.

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The benefits of water audits

Water has long been the forgotten utility. It was inexpensive. It was perceived to be plentiful. And there were few incentives for conservation. No more. Population growth, economic development, aging infrastructures and ongoing regional droughts are causing trouble for municipal water systems that are trying to keep up with rising demand. Facility executives are facing rapidly rising rates, water use restrictions or both.

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The benefits of industrial wastewater recycling

Recycling industrial wastewater can increase profitability while helping to conserve water – an increasingly scarce and expensive commodity.

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10 ways to save water in commercial buildings

Commercial buildings are made up of many systems that rely on water.

Commercial buildings are made up of many systems that rely on water. With today’s desire to design green systems, the engineer’s goal has become not only to provide a functional design, but also to keep usage and energy savings in mind.

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How parched SA can win back water security

By: Tom Nevin – Business Day

The threat to SA’s supply of clean water, now reaching alarming proportions, is largely of the country’s own making. Cycles of hot, dry weather are a regular climate phenomenon, yet the authorities do not learn from history and prepare in advance, critics say.

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Inside government’s War on Leaks project as water worries rise

By: Zandile Mavuso – Engineering News

South Africa is significantly affected not only by the current drought but also water losses that have been costing the country more than R7-billion a year, which equates to 37% of nonrevenue water. Of this, a quarter is considered to be losses through physical leaks. The War on Leaks project, launched in August by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), is viewed as the first step in government’s commitment to train 15 000 unemployed artisans, plumbers and water agents over five years to fix leaking taps and pipes.

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