plumbing

  • Conduit hydropower: the future for hydropower generation

    Bloem Water Hydro Power Plant

    The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), through partnership with the Water Research Commission (WRC), University of Pretoria, eThekwini Metro and City of Tshwane Metro, has extended a helping hand in overcoming the energy challenges South Africa faces. A conduit hydropower facility in Bloem Water headquarters was officially launched on 31 March. This is a first of its kind in South Africa.

  • Plumbing’s role in our planet’s energy future

    By: Alden Arnold

    In the spirit of the sharing of unique experiences that shape the plumbing industries in our respective nations, the following essay won second place in IAPMO’s annual Scholarship Essay Competition. First introduced in 2009 and open to all high school, university and trade school students, the competition has elicited entries from all over the world. Written by Alden Arnold of Terry High School in Terry, Mississippi, it is the next in a regular series of similar articles that will run in this magazine.