SA looks to retrofit for hydropower

By Martin Czernowalow

As few suitable sites remain for the construction of new hydropower plants, government is thinking about retrofitting existing water infrastructure.

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Ingula finally set to come on-streamy

Martin Czernowalow

Africa’s newest and largest pumped storage scheme is about to go into commercial operation this year — four years behind schedule and just about R27-billion over budget.

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The blame game: Harties sewage spill

By Martin Czernowalow

Following last year’s devastating sewage spill into Hartbeespoort Dam, various government entities have denied responsibility and it seems unlikely that anyone will be held accountable.

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Finding ways to do it better

By Martin Czernowalow

South Africa needs to find ways to better conserve water, as well as other sources inside and outside its borders, says principal hydrologist and partner at SRK Consulting Peter Shepherd.

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Government to implement water strategy

Even though the strategy was issued back in 2013, government is in the process of implementing the second edition of the National Water Resource Strategy.

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The devastating effects of water shedding

By Martin Czernowalow

While South Africa battles against the effects of the current drought, industry experts have come out strongly against the potential implementation of water shedding.

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