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AfDB approves new strategy to build towards a water-secure Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a five-year strategy that aims to increase water security and foster sustainable, green and inclusive growth and development in Africa.
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Have your say: City’s water services & waste management plans

City of Cape Town is asking for pubic comment on its draft Water Services and Waste Management Sector Plans. Deadline for submissions: 26 November 2021

President’s speech: Green energy key to SA’s infrastructure development

Speaking at the recent Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa (SIDSSA), President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa said that one of the key drivers of infrastructure is green energy.

Using water-dedicated drives to reduce pump blockages

Pump blockages are a growing problem for wastewater systems, where they cause unreliable operations, increased energy usage and premature failure. On a global basis, it is an issue that is estimated to cost the industry billions of dollars a year.
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Session 28 Oct: Re-use, recycle and reclaim your wastewater

Once a decision has been taken to actively reclaim wastewater within a given infrastructure, designing and planning the treatment plan raises all manner of questions.

Lagos: Water and sanitation crisis, what are the solutions?

Governments should ensure there is adequate finance for the water and sanitation sector through collaboration with international donors writes Oluwole Daramola, senior lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.

Ed’s note: Water, drink it don’t flush it

As climate risks affect our resources, municipalities must look to alternative water resource management that does not include flush toilets.
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SA rethinks water use to secure the resource & improve sanitation

Over 5,000 megalitres of water is being flushed away daily in a country where approximately 23% of households do not have access to services says the Department of Water and Sanitation's chief director of infrastructure development.
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PepsiCo bringing safe water to sub-Saharan Africa with $1m programme

The PepsiCo Foundation has partnered with WaterAid to bring safe water to families in sub-Saharan Africa through their recently launched $1 million programme.
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Waste water works infrastructure upgrades makes real difference

More than 14,245 community members of Prieska in the Siyathemba Municipality in the Northern Cape are now proud beneficiaries of a new R34.2million waste water treatment works.