Water Research Commission (WRC)

The WRC was established in terms of the Water Research Act (Act No 34 of 1971), following a period of serious water shortage. It was deemed to be of national importance to generate new knowledge and to promote the country’s water research purposefully, owing to the view held that water would be one of South […]

Pollution Research Group

The Pollution Research Group emerged in the late 1960s as an outcome of two newly formed research groups focused on water resources and the environment. At this time, there was growing realization regarding the critical importance of water for development, and the negative effects of industrial effluents and waste on the environment. PRG’s mission is […]

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene department is highly advanced and is spearheading Non-sewered sanitation technologies for cities with little to no access to sewered sanitation. The foundation collaborates with government leaders, the private sector, and technologists to advance promising new toilet and waste treatment technologies, service delivery models, and policies […]

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)

As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, GIZ is dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and […]