Make every drop count

By AJIT GULABCHAND Water must be managed by a coalition of public, private and civil society interests. Water is one of the most indispensable of all natural resources. It is vital for the survival of human beings and the scarcity of water has a significant impact on our economic development and biological diversity. Water is […]

Speech by the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs BEE Molewa, on the occasion of the presentation of Budget Vote Number 37 on behalf of the Department of Water Affairs at the Old Assembly Chamber, Parliament, Cape Town

We have great pleasure in addressing Parliament and to report back on the mandate bestowed upon us by the people of South Africa. Our enduring mandate of water resources protection, delivering water to the people of our country and ensuring that South Africa is a water secure country, not only forms the bedrock for the […]

Mines and government work on closing water gap

The Strategic Water Partners Network (SWPN-SA) is in the process of identifying institutional and pricing models to incentivise collaboration between government and mining companies in ‘closing the water gap’ by increasing the treatment and reuse of mine water, reports Legalbrief Policy Watch. This is according to Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, who made […]

Gauteng wastes R7.8bn worth of water

By BALDWIN NDABA Johannesburg – Gauteng municipalities have collectively lost 480 980 000 kilolitres of water in the 2011/12 financial year, amounting to a staggering R7.84 billion in financial losses. This is according to Gauteng MEC for Local Government and Housing Ntombi Mekgwe, who was responding to a question by DA spokesman on local government […]

Water leaks cost Gauteng R8-billion

By Sipho Kings Gauteng has lost 480-million kilolitres of water in the last financial year – enough to fill 192 000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Water Leaks Strain Commodity Value as Web Campaign Begins

By Randall Hackley Leaks and investment delays threaten the U.S. water system, exposing the value of a commodity that in short supply disrupts businesses, according to a web campaign. The “Water is Your Business” site went live today, sponsored by the National Association of Water Companies and U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It urges companies to […]