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Cape Town council’s desalination debacle: Seawater 400% more polluted than City of Cape Town’s tender data indicated

The seawater feeding into the desalination plant at the V&A Waterfront is polluted by raw sewage from the Green Point outfall pipe and is sometimes up to 400% dirtier than specifications the City gave companies that tendered to build the plant. This is according to Musa Ndlovu, director of Quality Filtrations Systems (QFS), the company […]

All SADC Countries

Water Research in SADC This page lists water research publications in the SADC region between 1980 and 2016. In addition, the page provide links which reflect the use of the research, in social media platforms, where applicable (altmetrics). Follow the following sign below each paper   Source:Thomson Reuters Web of Science 1. A REVIEW OF CATCHMENT […]

Namibia: Mariental Informal Settlers Bemoan Poor Service

WHILE development booms at Mariental, there are some informal areas where there is no running water and sanitation. The people said they felt neglected since the local council has failed to render basic municipal services such as water provision, refuse collection and sanitation to them. Resident Johannes Aifete said the council hardly collects refuse in […]

Zimbabwe: Councils Urged to Craft Long-Term Water Plans

Photo: Eva Bartlett/IPS By Abel Zhakata Mutare — ALL local authorities will in future be required to produce long-term water production master plans to ensure that infrastructure development matches water availability and so curb current shortages facing many municipalities. Addressing delegates who attended the Water and Sanitation Service Level Benchmarking launch in Mutare yesterday, the […]

Uganda: Kitgum District Embarks On Keeping Water Sources Clean

Dan Michael Komakech July 9, 2014 Kitgum district water department has embarked on a campaign for dismantling boreholes with filthy environs temporary in a bid to let the water users maintain proper hygiene and sanitation around them. Kitgum district water officer Peter Oryem Okema reveals that the campaign will see the affected boreholes reconnected after […]



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