The Water Wheel is a magazine aimed at improving general public understanding of science and technology. The Water Wheel has been in publication since 2002 with material being sourced from outside the WRC. Paid advertisements are also encouraged. 

The Water Wheel is issued bi-monthly (6 editions per year). The WRC distributes copies to subscribers throughout South Africa and the SADC countries although there is an increasing emphasis on the electronic version.

Editorial Principles: Guidelines for Contributors

The following four editorial guidelines will assist contributors planning to submit items for publication in the Water Wheel:

  • Preference is given to Good News stories - new developments, achievements, positive contributions to society and the improvement of life in general
  • The Application of Science and scientific processes, methods and research in the water field are highlighted
  • A Visual Approach is preferred, as opposed to long and complex articles that are difficult to read
  • The Human Element should always form a major part of every science article.

For further information about subscriptions and advertising opportunities, contact the Editor: wweditor@wrc.org.za

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The Water Wheel March - April 2020

When she addressed the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) conference, which took place in 2018 in Cape Town, Sunita Narain
of the Centre for Science and the Environment, India, made the observation that change in weather patterns on the back of
major climatic changes can be evidenced through both droughts and floods occurring simultaneously in the same country.
This is a phenomenon we are currently living through with the serious flood damage in some parts of the country while others
are still in the grip of extreme water scarcity.

 

 

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The age of the drone – Keeping an eye on the nation’s water

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Two thirsty cities’ successful attempts to consume less water

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Water hyacinth: Adding value to a noxious weed

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Novel study looks at ecosystem services provided by palmiet wetlands

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The Water Wheel July-August 2018

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Skipping the queue – female urinals successfully tested in KZN, Mpumalanga

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Published Date: 2018/07/11


Berg River study points to importance of monitoring in managing catchments

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The wonderful world of freshwater habitats

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In-depth study sheds light on irrigated farming areas, water use

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WRC shines at biennial conference

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Financing opportunities and models for water-linked research, development and innovation

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Engaging with local South Africa smallholder farming communities

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Published Date: 2018/07/11


Water sector news May 2018

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Published Date: 2018/05/10


Post Day Zero – Lessons in resilience from São Paulo

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Cape Town drought places sewerage systems under pressure

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Water quality – taking care of our rivers and streams

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Municipalities receive support to manage their wetlands

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The Water Wheel May-June 2018

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Seawater desalination – what difference does site choice make to cost?

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Busting myths around urban household water use in South Africa

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Calitzdorp Dam

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National peatland database

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School sanitation – Returning dignity to South African schools

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Pietersieliekloof wetland rehabilitation project – Investing in the future

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Resource use efficiencies in potato production

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News from the SA water sector March 2018

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Tshwane kids get up close and personal with unique urban wetland

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The Water Wheel March/April 2018

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Threatened KZN wetlands offered a lifeline

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Breede River environment plan taking shape

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