Water Snippets

EIB extends €82m loan to Lesotho Lowlands Water Development Project

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed an €82 million, or 1.3 billion Lesotho Maloti, loan for the Lesotho Lowlands Water Development Project Phase 2 (LLWDP 2).

The project aims to improve access to clean water in four priority areas of the Lesotho lowlands. LLWDP 2 is the second phase of the Lesotho Lowlands Water Supply Scheme that was conceived with technical assistance from the European Union.

Engineering News, 26 April 2019

Overcoming backlogs with infrastructure upgrades

A new, resilient and efficient approach to sanitation resource management is required to overcome the national backlog confronting South Africa’s sewage treatment infrastructure, says water solutions specialist Veolia Water Technologies South Africa marketing GM Chris Braybrooke.

He adds that the plight of South Africa’s sewage treatment infrastructure is relatively well documented. Severe challenges both in maintaining South Africa’s existing sewage treatment works as well as its expansion to accommodate a growing population, mean less than 10% of the country’s sewerage plants currently comply with relevant standards.

Engineering News, 26 April 2019

Collaboration will lead to sector transformation for water and sanitation sector

Minister of Water and Sanitation Gugile Nkwinti says government is committed to collaborative efforts to lead transformation in the water sector as the department prepares to launch the Phakisa Process for Water and Sanitation. 

The aim is to address sector challenges and ensure that as per the ideals of the National Development Plan, the new Master Plan assists the Department of Water and Sanitation in achieving the desired outcomes.

Engineering News, 26 April 2019

New technologies to increase wastewater plants’ capacity

The East Rand Water Care Company (ERWAT) is implementing new technologies at its plants to increase the treatment capacity.

ERWAT is set to commission the Nereda technology in June at the Hartebeestfontein wastewater treatment works (WWTW) to increase its capacity from 63 million litres a day to 68 million litres a day, says ERWAT MD Tumelo Gopane.

Engineering News, 26 April 2019

Sewers could help clean the atmosphere

Sewage treatment – an unglamorous backbone of urban living – could offer a cost-effective way to combat climate change by flushing greenhouse gases (GHGs) from the atmosphere.

Last year, researchers at Princeton University concluded that sewer plants serving municipalities globally offer a major option for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) and other GHGs.

Engineering News, 26 April 2019

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