Water & Environment

Intelligent pump technology to monitor temperature and vibration

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Colfax Corporation has expanded its SmartSense intelligent pump monitoring line to include the new SmartSense Pulse. Measuring only 2.4 inches long, 1.6 inches wide and 1.3 inches deep, the Pulse easily fits near the bearing on a pump to gauge temperature and vibration. At-a-glance LEDs on the unit indicate pump performance and provide preventive maintenance alerts when needed.

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Sharing information on forests in Africa

Information exchange and dissemination is one of the most important components of networking among scientific institutions. One step towards such networking is the establishment of an online Forestry Research Network for Sub-Saharan Africa (FORNESSA) Information Service (FORNIS).

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Uganda to construct modern treatment plant

The state-owned National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) says it intends to spend close to €70mn for the construction of a modern sewage treatment plant on the Nakivubo channel in the capital city an effort to improve the country's old and dilapidated sewage system in the country.

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Agriculture must become ‘climate-smart’

A United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report calls for agriculture in developing countries to become ‘climate-smart’ to cope with the twin challenges of climate change and population growth.

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Urine as a commercial fertiliser?

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports joint project by Swiss aquatic research institute and South African water utility.

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