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Sasol moving to upscale industrial sludge bioremediation process 15 Dec 2014
Petrochemicals giant Sasol’s industrial sludge bioremediation project aims to move into full commercial scale over the next two years to treat 200 000 t/y of industrial sludge.
Cape Town commissions water works rehabilitation 11 Dec 2014
Water Damage Services, the Nuflow licensee for the Western Cape, has started rehabilitation work – incorporating new technology – on the City of Cape Town’s corroded pipes.
Ten-year study reveals ‘widespread’ deadly bacteria in SA dams 09 Dec 2014
The results of a ten-year study have revealed that harmful cyanobacteria are widespread in South Africa’s 50 largest dams, with the Hartbeespoort dam, in the North West, the Darlington dam, in the Eastern Cape, and Spitskop dam, in the Northern Cape, found to be the worst affected by cyanobacterial surface scum.
Zimbabwe Triples Cost to Sell Groundwater 08 Dec 2014
Harare — Zimbabwe's national water authority has tripled the price it charges private water sales firms for extracting groundwater in an effort to protect the fast-depleting resource.
South Africa: Minister to Hand Over Water Project to Hopetown Community 08 Dec 2014
Pretoria — Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane will on Friday hand over a R35-million water treatment works project to the community of Hopetown in the Northern Cape.
R10bn set aside for Witwatersrand AMD mitigation 08 Dec 2014
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has set aside an estimated R10-billion to mitigate acid mine drainage in the Witwatersrand goldfields.
Renowned SA recipient of ‘Nobel prize for water’ dies 24 Nov 2014
World-renowned South African water engineer and academic Professor John Briscoe, who was the 2014 recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize, also known as the ‘Nobel prize for water’, has died at the age of 66.
Water contamination getting worse – DA 09 Sep 2014
Several rural communities are facing severe water contamination, the DA said on Monday after it conducted a probe into water quality in four provinces.
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