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Wastewater Treatment: From Waste to Resource

As the scarcity of water becomes a more pressing issue and with rising concerns over the environment and the stringent compliance, legislative and environmental regulations against discharge and pollution – industries are under increasing pressure to recycle and reuse their water. But what if we told you that wastewater, once treated, can generate raw materials for energy and agriculture. In […]

The importance of reclaiming, reusing and recovering water

It seems simple: you turn the tap and water pours out. But for millions, this is not the case. Over the past decade, South Africa has witnessed the deterioration of municipal wastewater infrastructure and water treatment quality. According to the Water Research Commission, we lose over a third of our water supply because of aged […]

NuWater: South Africa’s water solution

As the 30th driest country in the world, sadly thousands of South Africans die each year from water-related diseases. Although 90% of wastewater in developing countries is discharged into rivers and oceans – South Africa has been doing just the same. A source of typhoid, paratyphoid, bacillary dysentery, gastroenteritis and cholera, each day, municipalities and […]

Local water treatment challenges and solutions

What if we told you that 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with water – with 97% saltwater and 3% freshwater? And of the 3%, less than 1% is potable, and by 2030, the demand for water will exceed supply by 17%. But it’s not just overpopulation and climate change that are to blame. […]

Water truths you should know

50 million litres of dirty raw sewage is discharged into the ocean off of our South African coastlines each day. Adding to that, municipalities and various industries pump millions of litres of untreated sewage into our national river systems, contaminating the water and seeping into our groundwater supplies. As the 30th driest country in the […]

Tired Soil 101: Managing soil salinity with soil flushing

Are you one of many farmers struggling with nutrient burn and a high pH? In its natural state, the soil is the earth’s kidneys. It is a complex mixture of organic minerals, materials, water, bacteria, amoebae, larvae and earthworms of which are essential to enhancing the nutrients that stimulate plant growth. Want to learn more […]

South Africa’s impending food crisis

South Africa is predicted to run out of freshwater by 2030, leaving millions vulnerable to thirst and food insecurity. Although the agricultural industry is already the highest user of water, consuming up to 60% of our global water supply – according to the WWF, South Africa will have to produce 50% more food by 2050 to feed an estimated […]