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CelebratingtheInternationalDayforBiologicalDiversity(IDB)-WRC.aspxCelebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB)-WRC2016/05/20
Mastersandshorttermlearningprogrammesinenvironmentalwaterrequirements.aspxMasters and short term learning programmes in environmental water requirements2016/04/28
WRCsupportsresearchonwaterscarcityinSouthAfrica.aspxWRC supports research on water scarcity in South Africa2016/03/31
WorldWaterDay22March2016.aspxWorld Water Day 22 March 20162016/03/22
Releaseofwaterservicesreports–Benchmarking,perceptionstudyandwastewaterTechnologyguide.aspxRelease of water services reports – Benchmarking, perception study and wastewater Technology guide2016/03/04
WaterServicesMunicipalBenchmarkingReport2015,OutcomesofUrbanDrinkingWaterQuality.aspxWater Services Municipal Benchmarking Report 2015, Outcomes of Urban Drinking Water Quality2016/03/01
CitizenScienceThenextwaveinwaterresourceassessmentandmonitoring.aspxCitizen Science: The next wave in water resource assessment and monitoring2016/02/10
WaterResearch(WRC)ofSouthAfricaandtheCentreforScienceandEnvironment,Delhi,India(CSE)formalisepartnership.aspxWater Research (WRC) of South Africa and the Centre for Science and Environment, Delhi, India (CSE) formalise partnership2016/02/05
WRCClimateChangeLighthouseandCOP21.aspx
Checked Out To: System AccountWRCClimateChangeLighthouseandCOP21.aspx
Checked Out To: System Account<WRC Climate Change Lighthouse and COP212015/12/02
DroughtadaptationcopingstrategiesUnderstandingourhydrologicallandscapeinthecurrentdroughtcycleandthelaunchoftheWRCDroughtSA.aspxDrought adaptation / coping strategies: Understanding our hydrological landscape in the current drought cycle and the launch of the WRC Drought SA web portal2015/11/26
WRCwater–energy–foodnexusdialogue.aspxWRC water–energy–food nexus dialogue2015/11/25
WorldFisheriesDay–Saturday,21November2015.aspxWorld Fisheries Day – Saturday, 21 November 20152015/11/23
WRCandKWRoftheNetherlandssignscollaborationagreementtobetterservewaterend-user.aspxWRCand KWR of the Netherlands sign collaboration agreement to better serve water end-user2015/11/20
WaterResearchCommissionsupportsWorldtoiletDay-19November2015.aspxWater Research Commission supports World toilet Day -19 November 20152015/11/19
DWSjoinforceswiththeKingdomofDenmarkforwatermanagement.aspxDWS join forces with the Kingdom of Denmark for water management2015/11/03
WaterTechnologySummitTransformingtheinnovationspace.aspxWater Technology Summit: Transforming the innovation space2015/09/09
Wateruseinsmallholderfoodvaluechains.aspxWater use in smallholder food value chains2015/09/01
WaterScienceCooperationforHumanCapitalDevelopment.aspxWater Science Cooperation for Human Capital Development2015/06/17
Thebaselineandscopingstudyonfreshwaterinlandfisheries–WRCstudy.aspxThe baseline and scoping study on freshwater inland fisheries – WRC study2015/06/04
FETWATERSustainabilityAlignmentwithSectorOccupationalandProfessionalRequirementsisthekey.aspxFETWATER Sustainability: Alignment with Sector Occupational and Professional Requirements is the key2015/06/03
BasicsanitationinSouthAfricaisaconstitutionalright.aspxBasic sanitation in South Africa is a constitutional right2015/06/03
WaterResearchCommissionempowersirrigationextensionofficers.aspxWater Research Commission empowers irrigation extension officers2015/04/01
Hydrologists’LifeworkculminatesinlaunchofWaterResourceStudywebsite.aspxHydrologists’ Lifework culminates in launch of Water Resource Study website2015/03/27
Watersensitiveurbandesignguidelinelaunch.aspxWater sensitive urban design guideline launch2015/02/13
GatesSanitationTechnologyInnovationSeminar.aspxGates Sanitation Technology Innovation Seminar2014/10/22
MediainvitationGender,waterandDevelopmentconference.aspxMedia invitation: Gender, water and Development conference2014/10/22
ThefirstwaterrelatedcomicbookTheThirstyThree-themysteryofimpurewater'.aspxThe first water related comic book "The Thirsty Three - the mystery of impure water'2014/10/08
GenderWaterDevelopmentConferenceAnnounces-Newdates.aspxGender Water & Development Conference Announces -New dates2014/08/25
MediaadvisoryWaterandSanitationSummit.aspxMedia advisory: Water and Sanitation Summit2014/07/30
WRCResearchManagerjoinstheInkomati-UsuthuCMAboard.aspxWRC Research Manager joins the Inkomati-Usuthu CMA board2014/06/25
WRCprovidessupporttomeasuremunicipaloperationalperformance.aspxWRC provides support to measure municipal operational performance2014/06/24
WRCsupportsWorldEnvironmentDay.aspxWRC supports World Environment Day2014/06/05
BuildingcapacitythroughpartnershipsWRCtoimplementFETWaterPhaseIIIprogramme.aspxBuilding capacity through partnerships: WRC to implement FETWater Phase III programme2014/05/21
Dowehavesufficientmechanismtopromotecollaboration,acrossnetworks,acrosssectors,acrossdisciplines.aspxDo we have sufficient mechanism to promote collaboration, across networks, across sectors, across disciplines?2014/05/20
WRCakeypartneratakeypartnerattheGender,WaterandDevelopmentConference.aspxWRC a key partner at a key partner at the Gender, Water and Development Conference2014/05/16
SA’shydrologyexpertsmeettodiscussalong-termhydrologyresearchplan.aspxSA’s hydrology experts meet to discuss a long-term hydrology research plan2014/04/02
SALocalgovernmentassistedwithbetterplanningforextremeevents.aspxSA Local government assisted with better planning for extreme events2014/03/19
SouthAfricahostsGenderWaterandDevelopmentConference.aspxSouth Africa hosts Gender Water and Development Conference2014/03/01
SouthAfricansconsumeinadequateamountsofvegetablesandfruitperday.aspxSouth Africans consume inadequate amounts of vegetables and fruit per day2014/02/26
InvasiveweedcontrolattheColbynValleyWetland–Saturday,15February.aspxInvasive weed control at the Colbyn Valley Wetland – Saturday, 15 February2014/02/20
Industrialwaterreusefordrinkingpurpose.aspxIndustrial water reuse for drinking purpose2014/02/17
Opportunitiesforwetlanduse–WorldWetlandsDaycelebration.aspxOpportunities for wetland use – World Wetlands Day celebration2014/02/03
BillandMelindaGatesFoundationandWRCcollaborateforimprovedsanitationinAfrica.aspxBill and Melinda Gates Foundation and WRC collaborate for improved sanitation in Africa2014/01/29
Watershortagedepriveswomenofentrepreneurshipopportunities.aspxWater shortage deprives women of entrepreneurship opportunities2013/12/03
OverharvestingofSA’smedicinalplantscouldleavemillionsofpeoplewithouthealthcaresupport.aspxOverharvesting of SA’s medicinal plants could leave millions of people without healthcare support2013/11/27
TheWaterResearchCommissioncommemoratesWorldToiletDay.aspxThe Water Research Commission commemorates World Toilet Day2013/11/19
Localgovernmentneedstostepupgroundwatermanagement.aspxLocal government needs to step up groundwater management2013/11/19
Groundwatermanagementatlocallevelneedsattention.aspxGroundwater management at local level needs attention2013/11/19
ANationalWetlandAwardforWetlandManagementTools.aspxA National Wetland Award for Wetland Management Tools2013/11/07
DepartmentofWaterAffairsrecognisesWASforlargewatersavingsinSA’sirrigationschemes.aspxDepartment of Water Affairs recognises WAS for large water savings in SA’s irrigation schemes2013/10/22
Norocketscienceneededtocheckthequalityofyourlocalstream–letthe‘nunus’telltheirstory!.aspxNo rocket science needed to check the quality of your local stream – let the ‘nunus’ tell their story!2013/10/04
OpeningspeechbytheMinisterofWaterandEnvironmentalAffairs,MrsEdnaMolewaattheWRCWaterInnovationSymposium,CSIRConferenceCentre.aspxOpening speech by the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa at the WRC Water Innovation Symposium, CSIR Conference Centre, Pretoria2013/10/03
Opening speech by the Minister of Water AND Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa at the WRC Water Innovation Symposium, C.aspxOpening speech by the Minister of Water AND Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa at the WRC Water Innovation Symposium, CSIR Conference Centre, Pretoria2013/10/02
OpeningAddressbytheMinisterofScienceandTechnology,DerekHanekom,attheWaterResearchCommissionSymposiuminPretoriaonWednesday,2.aspxOpening Address by the Minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom, at the Water Research Commission Symposium in Pretoria on Wednesday, 25 September 2013.2013/10/01
FogWaterHarvestinginnovationforSouthAfricanconditions.aspxFog Water Harvesting innovation for South African conditions2013/09/26
SouthAfrica’sWaterScientistsShowcaseWaterInnovationTechnologies.aspxSouth Africa’s Water Scientists Showcase Water Innovation Technologies2013/09/23
SocialprotestsandwaterservicedeliveryinSouthAfrica.aspxSocial protests and water service delivery in South Africa2013/09/11
ExcessiveFluorideindrinkingwatercanaffecthumanhealth.aspxExcessive Fluoride in drinking water can affect human health2013/09/05
Rainwaterharvestfromtanks–Usefulyes,butcanyoudrinkit.aspxRainwater harvest from tanks – Useful yes, but can you drink it?2013/08/30
Irrigationwatermetering–Itmakesplaingoodsense.aspxIrrigation water metering – It makes plain good sense2013/08/30
ResearchinaquaticscienceIsitdryingup.aspxResearch in aquatic science: Is it drying up?2013/07/31
Pretoria’sgroundwaterspringsprotectedfromcontamination.aspxPretoria’s groundwater springs protected from contamination2013/07/24
Bloemwater’sheadofficetogetelectricityfromitswatersupplysystem.aspxBloemwater’s head office to get electricity from its water supply system2013/07/15
EnergyEfficiencyintheSouthAfricanWaterIndustry.aspxEnergy Efficiency in the South African Water Industry2013/07/11
TheWRCinvestigateswateruseandcropparametersofpasturesforlivestockgrazing.aspxThe WRC investigates water use and crop parameters of pastures for livestock grazing2013/07/11
Waterfootprint-Improvingbusinesswateruse,stepbystep.aspxWater footprint - Improving business water use, step by step2013/06/30
Inappropriatewastewatertechnologychoicescompromisequalityandsustainabilityofservicedeliveryinmunicipalities.aspxInappropriate wastewater technology choices compromise quality and sustainability of service delivery in municipalities2013/06/13
Frogcount–WRCstudycelebratesKNP’samphibiansonWorldBiodiversityDay.aspxFrog count – WRC study celebrates KNP’s amphibians on World Biodiversity Day2013/05/20
SanitationsubsidyinSouthAfricaWRCstudy.aspxSanitation subsidy in South Africa: WRC study2013/05/15
WRCandSasolstrengthenwaterresearchpartnership.aspxWRC and Sasol strengthen water research partnership2013/04/26
New WRCguidelinestohelpboosttheperformanceofextensionofficers.aspxNew WRC guidelines to help boost the performance of extension officers2013/04/25
Poorandhungry–StudyrevealshowlittleweknowaboutwhatpeopleeatinSA.aspxPoor and hungry – Study reveals how little we know about what people eat in SA2013/04/05
Moremustbedonetoachievethe2014waterlosstarget–WRCstudysays.aspxMore must be done to achieve the 2014 water loss target – WRC study says2013/03/20
AnarchivalrepositoryforSouthAfrica’swater-relatedhistoricalrecords.aspxAn archival repository for South Africa’s water-related historical records2013/03/05
TraditionalAfricanleafyvegetableshaveadvantagesoverexoticvegetablespeciesthatcurrentlydominateoursupermarketshelves.aspxTraditional African leafy vegetables have advantages over exotic vegetable species that currently dominate our supermarket shelves2013/01/16
Researchshowsrisksfacedbyclimatechange‘hotspots’.aspxResearch shows risks faced by climate change ‘hotspots’2013/01/10
WRCthrowsopenitsstoreroomdoors.aspxWRC throws open its storeroom doors2012/11/25
ThereisvalueinyourPOO.aspxThere is value in your POO...2012/11/02
Newtechnologyprovidesreal-timedatatoaquaticscientistsandmanagers.aspxNew technology provides real-time data to aquatic scientists and managers2012/10/21
MediaBrief-Ourwaterourheritageandlegacy.aspxMedia Brief - Our water: our heritage and legacy2012/09/27
Estuariesasameanstoenterprisedevelopmentandeconomicempowerment.aspxEstuaries as a means to enterprise development and economic empowerment2012/09/06
NewWRCguidelineshelpingdairyfarmerstogreenerpastures.aspxNew WRC guidelines helping dairy farmers to greener pastures2012/09/04
Newopportunitiesforwater-relatedjobandassetcreation.aspxNew opportunities for water-related job and asset creation2012/08/15
Internationalandlocalwaterspecialistsconvenetotacklefreshwatergovernanceissues.aspxInternational and local water specialists convene to tackle freshwater governance issues2012/08/15
After150yearsoffaithfulservicePretoria’sfountainsstillthecleanestwateraround.aspxAfter 150 years of faithful service Pretoria’s fountains still the cleanest water around2012/08/01
Scientistssuggestacollaborativeefforttosavethenations’waterresources.aspxScientists suggest a collaborative effort to save the nations’ water resources2012/07/02
NewbookexploreshistorybehindSouthAfrica’smostimpressivebulkwaterinfrastructure.aspxNew book explores history behind South Africa’s most impressive bulk water infrastructure2012/05/29
TheWRCinaugurates‘WaterResourcesofSouthAfrica2012Study’.aspxThe WRC inaugurates ‘Water Resources of South Africa 2012 Study’2012/03/07
Revitalisedstate-ownedhatcheriescanformnodesfordevelopment.aspxRevitalised state-owned hatcheries can form nodes for development2012/03/07
Watermeteringreferenceguideformunicipalities.aspxWater metering reference guide for municipalities2012/02/27
UrbanSouthAfricansconfidentaboutthesafetyoftapwater.aspxUrban South Africans confident about the safety of tap water2012/02/03
TheimpactofclimatechangeonvulnerablewaterresourcesinsouthernAfrica.aspxThe impact of climate change on vulnerable water resources in southern Africa2011/12/06
Fromresearchtoimplementation–Generatingcleanenergyfrompressurisedwaterconduits.aspxFrom research to implementation – Generating clean energy from pressurised water conduits2011/11/28
Freshwaterecosystematlasshowswhichriversandwetlandstokeepinanaturalcondition.aspxFreshwater ecosystem atlas shows which rivers and wetlands to keep in a natural condition2011/11/14
TheWRCcelebratesachievementsof40yearsofwaterresearch.aspxThe WRC celebrates achievements of 40 years of water research2011/08/30
GroundwaterusepotentialforSouthAfrica.aspxGroundwater use potential for South Africa2011/03/22
Whathappenswhenapitisfull.aspxWhat happens when a pit is full?2011/03/11
SA’spracticalachievementforirrigationwatersavingsreceivesinternationalrecognition.aspxSA’s practical achievement for irrigation water savings receives international recognition2011/01/26
Riskfactorsassociatedwithfloods,theWRCwarns.aspxRisk factors associated with floods, the WRC warns2011/01/25
Movingtowardstheimprovementofsmallwastewatertreatmentworks.aspxMoving towards the improvement of small wastewater treatment works2010/11/23
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