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.

Editorial Principles: Guidelines for Contributors

The following four editorial guidelines will assist contributors planning to submit items for publication in the Water Wheel:

  • Preference is given to Good News stories - new developments, achievements, positive contributions to society and the improvement of life in general
  • The Application of Science and scientific processes, methods and research in the water field are highlighted
  • A Visual Approach is preferred, as opposed to long and complex articles that are difficult to read
  • The Human Element should always form a major part of every science article.

For further information about subscriptions and advertising opportunities, contact the Editor: wweditor@wrc.org.za

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The Water Wheel November/December 2018’

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Investment Conference concluded in October with great accolades having by the end of the Summit garnered 21 companies announcing R290 billion in new investments in South Africa while a total of R400 billion in pledges have been made

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The Water Wheel November/December 2018

Published Date: 2018/11/13

ISBN: 0258-224


Tribute to Kofi Annan

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/09/03


News from the South African water sector September 2018

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/09/03


Take care, stay safe around canals

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/09/03



Water Wheel September/October 2018

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Published Date: 2018/09/03


Guidelines pave the way for safe use of greywater

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/09/03


What’s stopping young African scientists from achieving their potential

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/09/03


Turning to nature to solve modern day problems

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/09/03


Transitioning to a circular economy – the role of innovation

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/09/03


Suite of tools help citizens take control of freshwater management

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/09/03


Protecting South Africa’s national parks against the threat of climate change

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/09/03


Groundwater, boreholes and ethical issues

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/09/03


The South African National Wetlands Indaba – from humble beginnings to a well-established platform

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/09/03


Water hyacinth: Adding value to a noxious weed

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/07/11


Novel study looks at ecosystem services provided by palmiet wetlands

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/07/11


The Water Wheel July-August 2018

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Published Date: 2018/07/11


Skipping the queue – female urinals successfully tested in KZN, Mpumalanga

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/07/11


Berg River study points to importance of monitoring in managing catchments

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/07/11


The wonderful world of freshwater habitats

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Published Date: 2018/07/11


In-depth study sheds light on irrigated farming areas, water use

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/07/11


WRC shines at biennial conference

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/07/11


Financing opportunities and models for water-linked research, development and innovation

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Published Date: 2018/07/11


Engaging with local South Africa smallholder farming communities

Content Type: Water Wheel Magazine Article

Published Date: 2018/07/11


News from the South African water sector July 2018

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Published Date: 2018/07/11


The age of the drone – Keeping an eye on the nation’s water

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Published Date: 2018/07/11


Two thirsty cities’ successful attempts to consume less water

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Published Date: 2018/07/11


Water quality – taking care of our rivers and streams

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Published Date: 2018/05/10


Municipalities receive support to manage their wetlands

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Published Date: 2018/05/10


The Water Wheel May-June 2018

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Published Date: 2018/05/10


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