Flexible pipe rehabilitation 25 Mar 2012
South African sewer-cleaning company Jetvac repairs Cape Town sewers using a reliable, no-dig solution.
Wastewater breakthroughs in China 15 Jun 2010
Two years ago, scientists from around the world predicted that China would be leading the way in ‘toilet-to-tap” technology. Under the guidance of Professor Siqing Xia of Tongji University, those predictions have come true. Jonathan Jackson spoke with Professor Xia about the implementation of the technology and further research.
Alternative sewer waste system 26 Aug 2009
Wherever there is no main sewer, generally in rural or remote areas, there is a need for an alternative system to deal with residential human waste.
Toilet revolution in Beijing neighbourhood 16 Feb 2009
Beijing’s fascinating Hutong neighborhoods may be historic, but the plumbing is being thoroughly modernized as the Chinese city races towards the Olympics.
Filipino health problems 15 Feb 2009
A recent study by the World Bank and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) found that some 31 Filipinos, mostly children, die every day from diarrhoea due to poor sanitation and hygiene.
Bucket toilet system 15 Feb 2009
The South African ANC Government has reneged on its commitment to eradicate the bucket toilet system in formal settlements by the end of 2007.
Drinking quality in China 15 Feb 2009
More than 40% of drinking water in rural areas of China is unhealthy, according to the Ministry of Health.
Public toilets in Pakistan 15 Feb 2009
In Lahore, only 21 public toilets have been constructed for a population of 10 million in the city since 2001.
Bad water kills more children than war 12 Feb 2009
In the Western world there is scant appreciation of how fortunate we are to have public infrastructure, general good health and pleasant living conditions.
Plumbing solutions for O2 Arena 11 Feb 2009
Initially it posed a problem for developers, but it wasn’t long before the redevelopment of London’s O2 Arena provided a huge hurdle for plumbing engineers to overcome.
Norway's innovative wastewater treatments 11 Feb 2009
An experimental decentralized urban treatment system that processes graywater from apartments in an Oslo suburb has consistently produced water pure enough to swim in.