• 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.

  • How much water will we need to keep the lights on?

    A recently completed study by the Water Research Commission (WRC) and the University of Pretoria (UP) into the future water needs of the power generation sector highlights how a lack of technical knowledge is causing the country to delve in the dark.