Water Research Commission

 
A clear line for multiple usage of water for rural livelihoods
A clear line for multiple usage of water for rural livelihoods
The Water Research Commission (WRC) is close to realising the benefits of measures it has put in place to ensure that the multiple usage of water...
Tsogang provides a helping hand
Tsogang provides a helping hand
Behind the success of the community-driven multiple use of water and rural livelihoods, the name Tsogang Water and Sanitation reverberates across...
Community-driven planning provides a solution to water problems
Community-driven planning provides a solution to water problems
The solution to the country’s water challenges can be found in community-led planning, construction, operation and maintenance of water infrastructure for multiple uses. This is what the Water Research Commission (WRC) has revealed in its latest report on the operationalisation of the...
Where innovation keeps water flowing and creates a better life
Where innovation keeps water flowing and creates a better life
A few years ago Ga-Mokgotho and the Mankele residents were renowned for their innovative ways of crossing the majestic Lepelle (Olifants) River,...
Water and sanitation launches guidelines on menstrual health
Water and sanitation launches guidelines on menstrual health
Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation Pamela Tshwete recently launched the School Sanitation and Menstrual Hygiene Management Guidelines in East...
Laying bare the basics of science for community development
Laying bare the basics of science for community development
The Water Research Commission (WRC) recognised the need to use science for the benefit of communities, and appointed Amanz’abantu Services for...
Women entrepreneurs make it with WRC's support
Women entrepreneurs make it with WRC's support
It has been government’s intention to get women, youth and people with disabilities into mainstream economic activities. Women form the majority...
Secure water future for South Africa through an innovative sanitation market
Secure water future for South Africa through an innovative sanitation market
We all know that water stress is South Africa’s problem and that in the next few decades we will reach a point where our water availability...
Water-shedding will make load-shedding seem like a jol
Water-shedding will make load-shedding seem like a jol
Water-shedding is inevitable because the business case for new water infrastructure doesn’t add up.
Government considers ban on microbeads after water is found to be contaminated
Government considers ban on microbeads after water is found to be contaminated
The government has set up a task team to look at imposing a total ban on microbeads – the tiny plastic beads used in cosmetics, toothpaste and...
There’s much more to the plastic pollution crisis than carrier bags
There’s much more to the plastic pollution crisis than carrier bags
Plastics are part of our everyday lifestyles, and their release into the natural environment has become yet another serious global crisis affecting...
Increasing our resilience to extreme weather and climate events
Increasing our resilience to extreme weather and climate events
As much as South Africa’s climate variations are characterised by severe spatial and temporal fluctuations in rainfall, with a record...

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