Water, Sewage & Effluent May June 2019 - Page 5

CONTENTS 4 What’s on 7 News 14 Infrastructure Ethiopia: engine of African development Rapid economic growth averaging 10% every year between 2004 and 2014 has propelled Ethiopia forward as an African powerhouse. 24 Environment Cover story sponsored by: A way forward for a dry village A community-based pilot project in Laos is assisting farmers with irrigation using groundwater during the dry season. 28 Industry The business of safe water Disinfection and the challenge of old infrastructure rears its ugly head. 34 Innovations 4IR and what is means for the water engineer 37 Contributor The impact of drought on groundwater resources What is the (real) impact of the drought on groundwater resources in the Western Cape? 39 Fighting fire – with water The correct system of municipal water infrastructure for firefighting is an extremely important tool for the fire brigade. www.waterafrica.co.za The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is a term on just about everyone’s lips. But what is it, and what does it mean for water infrastructure? 30 Industry Water – the lifeblood of all industrial processes Water utilities in industrial production are rarely the focus of much attention, but without them nothing would be possible. Water Sewage & Effluent May/June 2019 3