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Resources aimed at improving general public understanding of science and technology, as it relates to water are listed here. For more in-depth knowledge have a look at the free online courses listed for your interest.

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The Water Wheel is a magazine aimed at improving general public understanding of science and technology. The Water Wheel has been in publication since 2002 with material being sourced from outside the WRC. Paid advertisements are also encouraged.  The Water Wheel is issued bi-monthly (6 editions per year). The WRC distributes copies to subscribers throughout South Africa and the SADC countries although there is an increasing emphasis on the electronic version.  

The Source Magazine, a quarterly magazine of the International Water Association (IWA), co-published by the IWA and PFD Media Group. The website is well designed, and topical. 


Water Alternatives is a free-access journal. It is an interdisciplinary journal addressing the full range of issues that water raises in contemporary societies. Its ambition is to provide space for alternative and critical thinking on such issues.

ICLEI’s Cities Biodiversity Center (CBC) is located in Cape Town, South Africa, embedded in the Africa Regional Office of ICLEI. They offer cities a broad portfolio of supportive services through our dedicated team of passionate, skilled and dynamic biodiversity and urban development experts. They have a newsletter on upcoming events.

The Water Indaba held on Tuesday16 May 2017 with the Western Cape government has all the presentations from the day publicly available. Some presentations update on the current water crisis and future prospects.  The aim of the Indaba was to create common understanding and catalyse action by bringing together key sectors. Delegates shared ideas and innovation on current and future regional water planning and discussed solutions for long term water security, as well as ways to address the impacts of both the current and potential future droughts.

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