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Centre for Ecology and Hydrology , Natural Environmental Research Council, UK Integrated research in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere Climate, Environment, Water Resource Management http://www.nwl.ac.uk/ih/       10

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CSIRO Land and Water, Australia Research focusing on the measurement and prediction of the availability and condition of Australia's land and water resources Climate, Environment, Water Resource Management http://www.csiro.au/clw       45

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American Waterworks Association Scientific and educactional association dedicated to managing and treating water, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life. Education, Products, Services, Consulting, R&D http://www.awwa.org       36

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AWWA Research Foundation, USA Conducts research related to drinking water quality, treatment and utility infrastructure to help water providers and public health agencies provide safe and affordable drinking water Education, Products, Services, Consulting, R&D http://www.awwarf.com/       22

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Foundation for Water Research (FWR), UK Information centre for water, wastewater and environmental issues. Education, Products, Services, Consulting, R&D http://www.fwr.org/       20

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International Water and Sanitation Centre(IRC), The Netherlands Consultancy services and training in the water, sanitation and hygiene sectors. Education, Products, Services, Consulting, R&D http://www.irc.nl/interwater/index.php/       14

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International Water Association A non-profit organization which provides a worldwide network for water professionals to advance standards and best practices in sustainable water management. Education, Products, Services, Consulting, R&D http://www.iwahq.org/       34

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International Water Law Project Acts a clearinghouse for international water law rights, watercourse law, transboundary water resources, watercourse convention and issues. Education, Products, Services, Consulting, R&D http://internationalwaterlaw.org/       6

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International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Africa Regional Office Research activities in Africa to make positive, tangible impacts on the food security and livelihoods of poor people on the continent. Education, Products, Services, Consulting, R&D http://www.iwmi.org.za/       70

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Johannesburg Water Private company that delivers a sustainable, affordable and cost effective service to the city of Johannesburg. Education, Products, Services, Consulting, R&D http://www.johannesburgwater.co.za/       18

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Global International Waters Assessment (GIWA), Sweden The aim of GIWA is to produce a comprehensive and integrated global assessment of international waters, the ecological status of and the causes of environmental problems in 66 water areas in the world, and focus on the key issues and problems facing the a Education, Products, Services, Consulting, R&D http://www.giwa.net/       7

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Global Water Partnership (GWP) International network created to foster an integrated approach to water resources management, for a water secure world. GWP offers practical advice for sustainably managing water resources. Education, Products, Services, Consulting, R&D http://www.gwpforum.org/servlet/PSP       35

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Mvula Trust A South African NGO that specialises in water and sanitation development and provision. Education, Products, Services, Consulting, R&D http://www.mvula.co.za/       36

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SA National Committee for UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP) A hydrological programme, (established by UNESCO), as the single intergovernmental cooperative programme devoted to the scientific study of freshwater and to formulating strategies and policy for the sustainable management of water resources. Education, Products, Services, Consulting, R&D http://www.wrc.org.za/ihp/index.html       20

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The Borehole Water Association of Southern Africa Representis all aspects of the groundwater industry. Included in their membership are central and local government departments, leading private enterprises that manufacture drilling, pumping, electronic and ancillary equipment, professional consultants, c Education, Products, Services, Consulting, R&D http://www.bwa.co.za/       42       1

Utah Water Research Laboratory Utah State University does research into water and water related problems. Publications emanating from this research are available on their site. Education, Products, Services, Consulting, R&D http://www.engineering.usu.edu/uwrl/       4

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Water Information Center (US National Academies) The US National Academies was established to advise the US federal government and public on matters of science, technology, and health. Water is a focus area and the Water Information Center provides an overview of their work in the field of water scienc Education, Products, Services, Consulting, R&D http://water.nationalacademies.org/       37

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Water Information Network (Netherlands Water Partnership) The NWP is a comprehensive network that unites Dutch water expertise. This site contains the latest news and publications related to Dutch experience in the water field. Education, Products, Services, Consulting, R&D http://www.nwp.nl       15

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Water Research Centre, Swindon, UK A research based consultancy in the water, wastewater and environmental fields, the WRC offers their services worldwide. Education, Products, Services, Consulting, R&D http://www.wrcplc.co.uk/       7

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Water Research Commission (WRC) The WRC does research into all aspects of water in southern Africa. Many research documents, studies and software download are freely available. Education, Products, Services, Consulting, R&D http://www.wrc.org.za/       55

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Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), University of Loughborough, England WEDC is a worls leading education and research institute for developing knowledge and capacity in water and sanitation for low- and middle-income countries. Its knowledge base site provides research papers, books, guidelines and conference papers. Education, Products, Services, Consulting, R&D http://www.lboro.ac.uk/wedc       45

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Biological Wastewater Remediation Technology Biological Remediation of Wastewater through the use of Level A microbes Education, Products, Services, Consulting, R&D http://www.zerodig.co.za       31

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World Water Council The WWC is an international organization dedicated to better water management worldwide. Its library provides access to various publications. It also provides a forum for the exchange of information. Government and Semi-government http://www.worldwatercouncil.org/       18

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Water Sector Policy Database (South Africa) This site provides South African water sector policy documents. Government and Semi-government http://www.dwaf.gov.za/dir_ws/wspd/       10

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Water Utility Partnership (regional capacity building programme for the water sector in Africa), Dakar, Senegal The WUP for Capacity Building is an organisation founded by the Union of African Water Suppliers and the International Training Network Centere in Africa, established to address key challenges facing utilities and their partners in the region It provides Government and Semi-government http://web.mit.edu/urbanupgrading/waterandsanitation/introduction/wup.html       10

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Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA), Gauteng, South Africa WISA strives to promote professional excellence in the water sector, (particularly in Africa), through building expertise, sharing knowledge and improving quality of life. Many water and water related documents are available on their site. Government and Semi-government http://www.wisa.org.za/       6

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Water Professional Organisations The Environmental Xpert site provides knowledge as well as a place to advertise services. One of its 8 focus areas is water and wastewater, (the WPO section). There are books, articles, videos and journals to download. Government and Semi-government http://www.environmental-expert.com/directory/waterorganization.htm       45

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Water Environment Federation (USA) The WEF strives to support clean and safe water worldwide, (including sanitation function). It does this through providing water professionals with a communication platform and by making knowledge, in the form of publications, journals, provceedings and Government and Semi-government http://www. http://www.wef.org/       33

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Rand Water A South African Water Board that provides bulk water. Government and Semi-government http://www.randwater.co.za/       30

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UNEP Dams and Development Project, based in Nairobi, Kenya The UNEP promotes improved decision-making, planning and management of dams and their alternatives, building on the World Commission on Dams core values and strategic priorities and other relevant reference materials through promoting multistakeholder dia Government and Semi-government http://www.undp-dams.org/ unep not endp       24

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UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) Water Portal UNESCO works to build the scientific knowledge base to help countries manage their water resources in a sustainable way through the International Hydrological Programme. Their site contains information pertaining to this. Government and Semi-government http://www.unesco.org/water/       56

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US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water Comprehensive water related information for the USA is available here. Government and Semi-government http://www.epa.gov/water/       64

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US National Academies, Water Information Center The Water Information Center provides an overview of the Academies' work in the field of water science and technology, including many reports, and assists the work of water scientists, engineers, managers, policy makers, and students throughout the world. Government and Semi-government http://water.nationalacademies.org/       29

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US Water News A site that keeps people abreast with latest news and developments in the US water sector. Government and Semi-government http://www.uswaternews.com/links.html       26

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SANCID (South African National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage) The South African arm of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, that is involved in various facets of irrigation, drainage and flood control. Government and Semi-government http://www.sancid.org.za/       18

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South African Government Portal Site that lists various South African government departments and bodies, their details and programmes. Government and Semi-government http://www.gov.za/       15

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South African Water Research Commission - Knowledge Hub A site that provides knowledge and sofftware related to the water sector in South Africa. Government and Semi-government http://www.wrc.org.za/Pages/KnowledgeHub.aspx       4

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Southern African Young Water Professionals The Young Water Professionals programme offers practical ways for those interested in a career in the water sector in South Africa to follow their interests and experiences, provide opportunities for young professionals to network also helps employers rec Government and Semi-government http://www.wisa.org.za/ywp/       28

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Sustainable Water Management ; Effective Water Governance (UNDP) Integrated water resource management is one of the focus areas of this organisation. It assists countries to achieve equitable allocation, develop capacities and implement integrated approaches to water resources management through adaptive water governa Government and Semi-government http://www.undp.org/water/       37

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Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) A state owned entity that facilitates water security through the planning, financing and implementation of bulk raw water infrastructure, in the most cost effective manner that benefits water users in Southern Africa. Government and Semi-government http://www.tcta.co.za/       9

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National Drought Mitigation Center, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA A USA drought management system with decision support tools. Government and Semi-government http://www.drought.unl.edu/index.htm       8

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National Water and Climate Center, US Dept of Agriculture The Center leads the Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program, the NRCS national Soil Climate Analysis Network, and a large number of water and climate activities. These include providing data for conservation, tools for assessing water supplies Government and Semi-government http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/       15

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Nile Basin Initiative, based in Uganda A regional inter-governmental partnership led by 10 Nile riparian countries, namely Burundi, DR Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. NBI provides riparian countries with the only all- inclusive regional platform Government and Semi-government http://www.nilebasin.org/       70

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Institute for Water Quality Studies Water resource quality monitoring and information system for South Africa. Government and Semi-government http://www.dwaf.gov.za/IWQS/       39

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Municipalities in South Africa A site which lists all of South Africa's municipalities. Government and Semi-government http://www.dplg.gov.za/       26

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Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Information pertaining to agriculture, forestry and fisheries in the Republic of South Africa. Government and Semi-government http://www.daff.gov.za/       71

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Department of Environmental Affairs Information pertaining to environmental matters in the Republic of South Africa. Government and Semi-government http://www.deat.gov.za/       27

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Department of Health,South Africa Information pertaining to health in the Republic of South Africa. Government and Semi-government http://www.doh.gov.za/       53

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Department of Human Settlements Information pertaining to human settlements in the Republic of South Africa. Government and Semi-government http://www.dhs.gov.za/       18

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Department of Minerals and Energy,South Africa Information pertaining to minerals and energy in the Republic of South Africa. Government and Semi-government http://www.dme.gov.za/       30

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Department of Water and Sanitation, South Africa Information pertaining to water and sanitation in the Republic of South Africa. Government and Semi-government http://www.dwaf.gov.za/       26

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Advanced Water Management Centre, University of Queensland, Australia Water technology and management with a particular strength is the close integration of biological science, process engineering and informatics. Water Quality, Pollution and Sanitation http://www.awmc.uq.ac.au       25

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The 1st Africa Agriculture and Water Dialogues The Dialogue focussed on the viability, sustainability and profitability of Africa’s vital agricultural and water sector and brought together stakeholders from the private sector, government and leading international experts in farming, NGOs, food and cli Water Quality, Pollution and Sanitation http://www.awdialogue.org/       12

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River Health Programme A joint CSIR/DWS initiative to gather information regarding the ecological state of river ecosystems in South Africa. This information can be used to support positive management of these natural resources. Water Quality, Pollution and Sanitation http://www.csir.co.za/rhp/       55       1

Water Research, Australia This not-for-profit company, established and funded by its members,undertakes collaborative research of drinking water quality, recycled water and wastewater. A number of publications are available, including useful fact sheets. Water Quality, Pollution and Sanitation http://www.waterra.com.au/       18

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An aeration and microbial reactor system for use in decontaminating sewage water A floating microbial bio-reactor system designed to work in open water such as lakes, ponds, lagoons and tanks to clean up water, effectively and efficiently…naturally. Water Quality, Pollution and Sanitation http://www.zerodig.co.za       35

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An aeration and microbial reactor system for use in decontaminating sewage water A floating microbial bio-reactor system designed to work in open water such as lakes, ponds, lagoons and tanks to clean up water, effectively and efficiently…naturally. Water Quality, Pollution and Sanitation http://www.zerodig.co.za       19

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Wetlands International based in The Netherlands This organisation aims to sustain and restore wetlands, their resources and biodiversity. It peovides information on wetlands and makes available various publications including scientific papers, brochures, presentations, training information and videos. Water Sources and Uses http://www.wetlands.org/       37

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Ramsar Convention on Wetlands The Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources Water Sources and Uses http://www.ramsar.org/       28

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KZN Waste Information System A map showing solid waste sites in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Other http://www.agtrack.net/wastemap       36

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Global Directory of Marine and Freshwater Professionals(GLODIR) developed by the IOC Database containing information on individuals active on issues related to marine (and freshwater) environment; intended as a tool for anyone who needs to contact a marine (or freshwater) professional. Other http://www.oceanexpert.net/       29

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