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Komati Water Scheme Augmentation Project

South Africa: Komati water scheme launched

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has marked National Water Week by unveiling the Komati Water Scheme Augmentation Project (KWSAP), which has been designed to resolve the water supply problems to Eskom’s Duvha and Matla power stations in Mpumalanga.

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Scientists react silicon with water to produce hydrogen

Super-small particles of silicon react with water to produce hydrogen almost instantaneously, according to University at Buffalo researchers.

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Fracking puts water and energy on a collision course

As far as interrelated water and energy challenges go, the case of the natural gas drilling method known as fracking is a doozy. Natural gas has been touted as a relatively cheap, less-polluting replacement for coal and petroleum, and that’s fine as far as global warming management goes.

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Water & electricity deficiencies a concern for business in South Africa

THE deficiency in water and electricity supply pose a risk to South Africa’s manufacturing sector’s growth.

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Harvest Energy and Drinking Water from Your Toilet?

London: British scientists claim they are developing a unique device which can turn used toilet waste into drinking water.

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China gives bleak assessment of its battered environment

More than half of China’s cities are affected by acid rain and one-sixth of major rivers are so polluted the water is unfit even for farmland, a senior official said on Friday in a bleak assessment of the environmental price of the country’s economic boom. The environmental degradation which has accompanied China’s breakneck growth has […]

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Are We Fracking With the Water-Energy Nexus?

What will it take to convince the federal government that water and energy are tightly intertwined…and therefore their respective planning and policy must be closely linked? The answer might just be: The New York Times. The newspaper’s recent investigative series on natural gas drilling, which has shed more light on hydrofracking’s adverse impact on water […]

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ESKOM and WRC enter into a strategic research partnership

Recognising the strategic link between sustainable water management and energy generation, the Water Research Commission (WRC) and Eskom have agreed to enter into a strategic research partnership through a Memorandum of Agreement and the formation of a Joint Research Committee. Through this partnership, Eskom and the WRC will jointly fund and undertake research on topics […]

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Sasol looks to increase Mozambique natural gas production

South African petrochemicals group Sasol intends to ramp up production by half to 450-million scfd of gas from its natural gas fields in Mozambique, a senior company official said on Wednesday.

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