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 […]
WEBINAR – MABR TECHNOLOGY
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.
Diseases: Bucket Toilets Increase in Informal Settlements across Africa
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“Water is colorless and tasteless, but you can live on it longer than on eating food.”￼￼
Water is a global fundamental human right. Although utilities in Africa generally underperform, there are relatively well-performing utilities operating in the continent. The top performing utilities in Africa do relatively well and are even able to achieve global benchmarks of operational and financial performance.
Sub-Saharan Africa: Wastewater Reuse Projects Are On the Rise
Environmental experts and water service organizations have long stressed the significance of wastewater reuse in protecting the environment and decreasing the consumption of over-utilized freshwater resources.
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.
Urban wastewater dynamics and population density
Wastewater from households and industry creates significant pressure on aquatic life due to the high loads of organic matter and nutrients it contains. If released into waterways, ammonia and natural processes break down organic matter in the water, but can use up the oxygen, creating an uninhabitable and poisonous environment for fish and invertebrates.