Johannesburg Water - UJ Press Release
Consumers will be the winners in a deal struck between Joburg Water and the university that will work to keep the city's water safe.
To make sure it continues to provide safe, quality drinking water to residents, Johannesburg Water has entered into a research deal with scientists at the University of Johannesburg (UJ).
The City's water and sanitation utility and the university signed a memorandum of understanding at Joburg Water's offices on Friday, 16 January. The memorandum seeks to lay a foundation for the two parties to collaborate on water- and sanitation-related research and development projects.
The collaboration will explore and develop new knowledge and technology specifically in water nanotechnologies, water purification, waste-water treatment and water analysis.
It is anticipated that this initiative will help the utility to benchmark its performance and so boost its efficiencies and competitiveness through research and development in the areas of water and sanitation.
"We believe that the key to the successful development of new and novel technologies lies in forging science and technology partnerships and the collective will to increase a skilled workforce to enhance competitiveness in the future," said Jones Mnisi, the acting chief operations officer at Joburg Water.