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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Water Kidz: Celebrating the Earth – the only planet we have!

Published Date: May 2020

ISBN: 0258-224


Developing a farmer information package: a success story

Published Date: May 2020

ISBN: 0258-224



Ideas for mainstreaming groundwater

Published Date: May 2020

ISBN: 0258-224


Water reuse: what does the public know?

Published Date: May 2020

ISBN: 0258-224


Illegal discharges threatening urban water quality

Published Date: May 2020

ISBN: 0258-224


The Water Wheel May/June 2020

Published Date: May 2020

ISBN: 0258-224



News from the South African water sector May 2020

Published Date: May 2020

ISBN: 0258-224




The balancing act of Gauteng’s water security

Published Date: 31 March 2020


Liesbeek – The people’s river of Cape Town

Published Date: 31 March 2020



The slow death of Lake Sibaya

Published Date: 31 March 2020





The Water Wheel March/April 2020

Content Type: Water Wheel magazine

Published Date: 31 March 2020

ISBN: 0258-224


Water Wheel November December 2019

Published Date: November 2019

ISBN: 0258-224


Water Wheel September/October 2019

Published Date: September 2019

ISBN: 0258-224


Water Wheel July August 2019

Published Date: July 2019

ISBN: 0258-224


Water Wheel May June 2019

Published Date: May 2019

ISBN: 0258-224


The Water Wheel March/April 2019’

Published Date: March 2019

ISBN: 0258-224


The Water Wheel November/December 2018

Published Date: 2018/11/13

ISBN: 0258-224


Suite of tools help citizens take control of freshwater management

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/09/03


Protecting South Africa’s national parks against the threat of climate change

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/09/03


Groundwater, boreholes and ethical issues

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/09/03


The South African National Wetlands Indaba – from humble beginnings to a well-established platform

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/09/03


Tribute to Kofi Annan

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/09/03


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