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What can engineers do to ensure that South Africa meets its 21st century water needs? – June 2016

What do we mean by water security? Internationally the key words defining water security are reliable, available and acceptable quantities and quality of water necessary for health, livelihoods, ecosystems and production.

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Bloemwater Conduit Hydropower Plant launched – June 2015

On 31 March 2015 the Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane, unveiled Bloemwater’s conduit hydropower facility at the Brandkop Reservoir, and celebrated the major scientific and engineering achievements made by the team of researchers.

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SANCOLD Celebrates its 50th anniversary – June 2015

 The South African National Committee on Large Dams (SANCOLD) was formed in 1965 when it joined the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD).

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Celebrating 50 years of water engineering accomplishments – June 2015

Kevin Pillay, current chairman of SAICE’s Water Engineering Division, said: “I am honoured to hold offi ce in this milestone year, and to join the illustrious group of past Water Engineering Division chairpersons and water sector engineering practitioners.”

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