Water & Environment

Recycling drive results in massive water savings

In just two months, tyre giant Goodyear South Africa saved 5.6mn litres of water – the amount 180 houses would use in a month – through an intensive, ongoing recycling initiative.

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Solar-powered irrigation succeeds in Benin

A team of researchers from Stanford University has installed solar-powered pumps in two villages in Benin, and analysed their impact on the delivery of groundwater to the surface.

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Producing sweet water

Innova produces a wide range of desalinators for production of sweet water from sea water.

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Large pump brings water to Senegalese

At the end of July 2009, KSB Aktiengesellschaft, of Frankenthal, Germany, received an order for the extension of the Méckhé pumping station situated 100km north of Dakar, Senegal.

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Managing waste, managing landfill sites

The Landfill Interest Group (LIG), an active specialist interest group within the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) hosted a Waste Disposal Landfill Seminar in October 2009, at the Business School of the University of Stellenbosch, entitled “The Functional Landfill”.

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