Eco-Friendly Alternatives: Quantifying the Water Footprint of Paper

We all remember the panic during the coronavirus pandemic, when people started to stockpile disposable surgical masks, toilet paper, tissues, sanitary wipes and other paper-based hygiene products and the demand skyrocketed.  In 2020 South Africa consumed 1 992 424 metric tonnes per annum or an approximate average of 35kgs per capita consumption per person. The […]

WISA 2022 Biennial Conference & Exhibition 

SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE  The WISA Biennial Conference & Exhibition is the flagship event of the Southern Africa Water sector where regional and international water professionals get together to share their expertise, knowledge and find probable solutions to over ongoing water challenges.  MEB and FLUENCE are both global companies with 12 years experience in South Africa. A […]

Is Drought Simply the Absence or Shortage Of Rainfall?

Defining a drought is not that easy and it often depends on who you ask, the South African Weather Service explains on its website. Most would consider a drought as a period of unusually dry weather that persists long enough to cause issues such as crop loss and water supply interruptions. But because dry conditions […]


As communities face water supply challenges amidst continued population growth, urbanization, prolonged and severe droughts and climate change, water reuse is attracting increasing attention. MEB will be hosting a webinar, solution driven conversations are vital for the future of our country and moving towards a more sustainable way of living.

Microplastics in Water: Threats and Solutions

The problem with plastic, is that it does not decompose, it disintegrates and disseminates. South Africa’s plastics and packaging sector is one of the biggest contributors to the African market. The South African plastics market has been valued at approximately US$3 billion. South Africa accounts for about 0.7% of the world market and per capita consumption of plastic.

Human Rights: Water Poverty in South Africa’s Provinces

Many South African provinces have been suffering with water issues. Administration is suspected to have used the water shortages in the various locations for nefarious ends. Claims of deliberate sabotage continue to plague the public. Too many South Africans experience growing up without clean, safe drinking water.

Relationship between Sludge Content and Disposal Strategies

The beneficiation of sludge is encouraged through the South African Wastewater Sludge Guidelines to ensure sustainable sludge management. However, not all the sludge produced in South Africa is of such quality that it can be used beneficially, which leaves disposal as the only feasible option.

The Benefits of Packaged Water Treatment Plants

At a municipal level, modular packaged water treatment plants are suitable for meeting the various water treatment needs of growing communities, whether in metropolitan or rural areas. Packaged water treatment plants must conform to all the existing and changing regulations of the future and are designed to be adaptable and flexible.

Marine life: South African bays polluted

Sewage treatment, also known as domestic wastewater treatment or municipal wastewater treatment – is any water that deteriorates in quality through anthropogenic influence and comprises of liquid waste discharged by communities, businesses, industry, and/or agriculture, and can come with a wide range of potential problems.