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  • Water wise youth

    South Africa commemorated Youth Month in June and in pursuit of youth empowerment, skills development, job creation and entrepreneurship, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) hosted a three-day National Water and Sanitation Sector Youth Indaba, to open up dialog and public discourse on the role of young leaders in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). The Quarterly Labor Force Survey (QLFS) for the first quarter of 2022, reported that the unemployment rate was 63,9% for those aged 15-24 and 42,1% for those aged 25-34 years. The program coordinator for scientific discipline at DWS Learning Academy, Susan Andrews, urged the youth to consider studying technical courses in order to fill the skills gap within the water and sanitation sector. South Africa is facing a massive shortage of critical scarce skills in the STEM (science, technology, engineering & math's) sectors, as well as aging human capital - a large number of scientists and engineers are approaching retirement and South Africa needs to develop a skilled workforce to elevate the high unemployment numbers of the youth. In Africa, a common element of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions is the goal of empowerment of beneficiaries, particularly poor households. Empowerment is an important development goal in itself, as well as a way to obtain improved WASH outcomes. However, for South Africa empowerment is a complex and multi-dimensional concept that requires the private and government sectors to work together. We believe in skills transfer and empowerment of the youth, to give a voice to young passionate water leaders that want to be a part of the growing water technology sector - in the Republic and with the international community. Our technology and design application encourages youth to take concrete actions on the ground to influence and implement actions at local and regional levels based on enhanced skills and knowledge on new technologies. Water is a driver of economic growth and inclusion. MEB engineering, procurement and construction projects engage local partnerships to empower those who want to be a part of the technology revolution in the water sector.

  • Water Footprint: Cotton Industry in South Africa

    Major retailers in South Africa have committed to increasing locally-made clothing lines in their stores from around 50% to 65% by 2030, but where will the water come from? Only a few appreciate the cost of water like commercial facilities and industrial manufacturers and many sell consumer products that require water as part of the larger infrastructure assembly. Each step has a direct water footprint and an indirect water footprint. Local cotton production began in the Western Cape as early as 1690 and is a prominent crop that is now grown in the provinces of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape and North West. Although cotton flourishes in warm, humid weather, close to 50% of South Africa’s cotton is planted in very dry areas. In total, the water footprint of cotton is divided in approximately 42% groundwater, 39% rainwater, 19% grey water. It consumes approximately 30 m3 per ton for bleaching, 140 m3 per ton for dying and 190 m3 per ton for printing. For example, a pair of jeans will require cotton to be grown, ginning and spinning of fiber, weaving, sewing and wet processing of the fabric to ultimately have the finished product - bringing the average water footprint of printed cotton like a pair of jeans weighing 1 kilogram to 11m3 per kilogram. The cotton-textile industry consumes considerable amounts of water during the manufacturing process, creating high volumes of wastewater that need efficient high-quality treatment. The organic-load of wastewater produced in cotton-textile remains a major environmental issue. Textile and ready-made garment production is one of the most water-intensive industries in the world. MEB has over a decade of experience in water management, optimization and wastewater improvement from a regulatory and production perspective. We focus our efforts on developing an understanding of the relation between water, production value chains and water footprint to effectively apply our water treatment solutions. Contact us to achieve your sustainability goals and take the vital step from concept to practice.

  • Africa: Wildlife and Communities Lack Drinking Water

    An estimate of 430 million individuals in Africa lack access to potable water and 870 million have no access to basic sanitation. Water withdrawals in Africa are mostly directed towards agriculture that significantly contributes to the African GDP, employment and food supplies. The current drought conditions affecting most of the water scarce counties in Africa adversely impacts wildlife and communities. Less precipitation doesn't only mean less water, it also means less food, vegetation and no places for animals to hide, making wildlife especially vulnerable when drought conditions persist. The lack of vegetation can pose some serious problems for the animals and communities protecting them, including many bird species. When it's dry, a lot of plants don't appear, and plants are important for bug life and communities. These are also an important food source for a lot of birds. For example a bird that nests on the ground, can become more vulnerable because of the lack of vegetation surrounding it. The biggest challenge facing both animals and human beings is water. As soon as water bodies start drying up, wild animals find their way into our communities. Vegetation, plants and water are very important to all animals, especially in Africa where animals are on the brink of extinction. So they may make larger movements to try and find food (vegetation) and water. Decreases in water levels oftentimes reduce habitat, by increasing the availability of fresh water resources we protect the environment, wildlife and constitutional human rights. MEB is a supplier of environmentally sensitive water and wastewater solutions that can be quickly deployed with little to no interruptions to existing infrastructure and wildlife. Make contact with out professional staff to learn more about our world-class treatment solutions.

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  • MEB Engineering Procurement Construction

    MEB is a leading global provider of innovative water supply and wastewater treatment solutions in challenging environments View More About Us MEB provides project implementation services for a complete project lifecycle. We provide integrated services and turnkey solutions using advanced technologies in water , energy and oil and gas sectors . We support our customers in municipal , industrial and commercial markets. Learn More MEB helps customers cope efficiently with resource scarcity As resources shrink, municipalities and companies must cope with issues of scarcity. But they need to do so while balancing technology, operational efficiency and cost control. ​ In the fields of water, power, energy and oil and gas – that is where MEB comes in. We are a global solutions company, operating in Africa, Europe and the Middle East and provides effective solutions, implementation and management, of complex projects. Our Solutions We offer an integrated range of professional services and turnkey projects, from early-stage evaluation, through design, engineering, procurement, supply, construction and delivery, to ongoing support and optimization of all project aspects and related assets. ​ We have earned our position as one of the industry’s most trusted and leading provider by relying on a distinctive business approach that supports every aspect of the project lifecycle. Engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) Developing ground-breaking solutions to enhance resources, reduce costs, save energy, limit environmental impact to improve the quality of life. Learn More > Supply and implementation Building on years of experience in design, development and integration of innovative technologies with professional services for enhanced efficiency. Learn More > Project Management Providing unique know-how and expertise with highest operational standards and exceptional human capital to alleviate resource scarcity. Learn More > Operation and support Optimizing working processes, to minimize operations gaps, improving work conditions and achieving cost control with high quality results. Learn More > Our solutions for the entire project lifecycle A revolutionary approach to water supply To cope with a crippling and prolonged drought crisis, MEB installed a containerized desalination plant at Richards Bay, South Africa. The project was completed in just seven months. The containers were easily transported to the designated location. ​ With minimal civil construction requirements, installing was quickly completed, connecting the plant to existing infrastructure. ​ The plant supplies 10,000 m3 of desalinated water per day, augmenting the domestic water supply, providing relief to the community. All Case Studies Experience and sectors WATER Profile Water and wastewater treatment, desalination for municipal, industrial and commercial applications. More >> ENERGY Profile End-to-end services for renewable energy and large scale projects in the power and energy industries. More >> GAS & OIL Profile Engineering, procurement and construction services for oil and gas generation and infrastructure projects. More >> Our Sectors News and Media 4 hours ago 2 min Waste-To-Energy: Africa’s Future Is Circular There are multiple thermal and non-thermal technology solutions, from anaerobic digestion to gasification to processed engineered fuel.... 9 0 1 day ago 1 min Marine life: South African bays polluted Sewage treatment, also known as domestic wastewater treatment or municipal wastewater treatment - is any water that deteriorates in... 2 0 2 days ago 1 min Reducing GHG Emissions through the efficiency of urban water supply With water technology, geographic factors like elevation and distances to residents can be more important than economies of scale.... 5 0 1 2 3 4 5 More News

  • Sectors | MEB | Oil and Gas

    Harnessing vital resources MEB supports oil and gas production with infrastructure defined by highest efficiency and innovative technologies Oil & Gas Answering the increasing demand MEB provides powerful solutions today, ensuring a resilient future tomorrow. MEB provides engineering, procurement and construction services for the realization of infrastructure projects to support the oil and gas industry. With our vast experience in the field of oil and gas, we help our customers support this strategic industry with streamlined and flexible solutions. We promote project effectiveness with optimal results, creating an infrastructure that drives economic growth. Profile Subsurface engineering Profile Piping Profile Heating and ventilation Profile Steel work Profile Water solutions Want to know more about our services? Contact us today to hear more details Contact

  • Water Treatment | MEB | Water Solutions

    Safe drinking water everywhere At MEB we pride ourselves on building strong relationships across the market, by introducing evolving treatment standards with proven emerging technologies to assist with access to potable water. We bring state-of-the-art, internationally acclaimed industrial and domestic water treatment technology to the forefront. When it comes to water resource management, communities worldwide struggle to balance ecological water needs with higher demands and lower profitability margins. By providing proven technologies to reduce the ever-increasing shortage in safe drinking water and its transportation to remote locations, MEB intercepts local water usage challenges. By discharging superior quality effluent and exploring water recycling solutions, we enable financially efficient use potable water while decreasing the environmental impact. MEB continues to champion cost-effective and sustainable water solutions, designed to fit-for-purpose standards. From conventional to state-of-the-art technologies, our expertise encompasses range of treatment processes to meet your needs. Drinking water Contaminates removal Disinfection Remineralisation Reverse osmosis desalination treatment Profile Profile Profile Profile Profile Water Treatment Desalination Wastewater Treatment Decentralized Water Industrial Water Contact Us

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