South Africa's freshwater sources are under pressure from various kinds of contaminants, and NWU researchers are searching for ways to keep track of some of the more elusive pollutants.
Kenya is well ahead of its neighbors in the region when it comes to infrastructure, but we still have a long way to go to catch up with developed countries. Our country has seen a boom in infrastructure projects nationwide spearheaded by the current regime. Even with the coming of the pandemic, we have continued with a flow of projects.
With issues like rising food and petroleum prices coming up, there could be fewer funds available for projects. Life must move on though because we will still need to build infrastructure. So we plan to be adaptable to changing economic and political times.
Circular economy in the water sector is not as prominent as in other sectors. The EU funded project WATER-MINING is testing circular economy schemes in the water cycle to demonstrate its feasibility. REVOLVE interviewed the head of Water Technology line at the Water, Air and Soil Unit of EURECAT and member of the team involved in the WATER-MINING project, Sandra Casas.
A team of scientists working in the field of plastics has published a letter in Science, calling for the cessation of new plastic production in order to solve the plastic pollution issue.
Plastic is not only an issue when it comes to its disposal, but its production generates large volumes of greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to the climate crisis, they argue