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2013: Articles published

 1. Saïd R, Wolfaardt M, Taylor MB. (2013) Molecular characterisation of hepatitis A virus strains from water sources in South Africa [Presentation]. 3rd Regional Conference of the Southern African Young Water Professionals 16-18 July 2013: Konservatorium, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
 
2. Matsapola PN, Saïd R, Taylor MB. (2013) Molecular investigation of selected enteric viruses on cabbages and associated irrigation water in Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal (Poster Presentation). Faculty Day, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria 20-21 August 2013: Basic Medical Sciences Building, Prinshof Campus, Pretoria.
 
3.

Ngwana FB, van Zyl WB, Wolfaardt M, Taylor MB. (2013) Molecular typing of enteroviruses detected directly or by cell culture amplification in water samples (Poster Presentation). Faculty Day, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria 20-21 August 2013: Basic Medical Sciences Building, Prinshof Campus, Pretoria.

4. Taylor MB, van Zyl WB, Wolfaardt M, Mans J, Murray TY, Saïd R. (2013) Enteric viruses in South African water and food sources [Presentation]. Celebrating the University of Pretoria’s Water-related Knowledge. A research awareness event presented by the University of Pretoria’s Water Institute 28-29 October 2013 Sanlam Auditorium, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria.
 
5.

Van Zijl MC, Aneck-Hahn NH, de Jager C, Swart P, Hayward S. (2013) The estrogenic activity and endocrine disrupting chemical status in bottled water, University of Pretoria Faculty of Health Sciences Research Day. 20-21 August 2013, Pretoria.

6. Aneck-Hahn NH, Van Zijl MC, Van Wyk JH, Bornman MS and De Jager C. (2013) Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and a relevant battery of screening assays to determine estrogenic activity in water sources for South Africa. Celebrating the University of Pretoria’s water related knowledge conference. 28-29 October, Hatfield Campus, Pretoria.

7. Bornman MS. (2013) Integrating water chemistry, biological assays and health effects for endocrine disruption in aquatic and terrestrial sentinel species in an urban nature reserve. Celebrating the University of Pretoria’s water related knowledge conference. 28-29 October, Hatfield Campus, Pretoria. 

8.

De Jager C. (2013) Malaria Vector Control: Implications for water quality and health. Celebrating the University of Pretoria’s water related knowledge conference. 28-29 October, Hatfield Campus, Pretoria. 

9. Aneck-Hahn NH, Van Zijl MC, Van Wyk S, de Jager C. (2013) Estrogenic activity in water from cattle feedlots in South Africa and the effects of veterinary growth stimulants (VGS) on reproductive parameters in rats. At the 7th Copenhagen Workshop on Endocrine Disrupters, 28-31 May 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  
10.

Aneck-Hahn NH, Bornman M, Barnhoorn I, Van Vuren J, Bouwman H, de Jager C, Genthe B. (2013) Integrating chemical and biological assays for various aquatic and terrestrial sentinel species for endocrine disruption. At the 7th Copenhagen Workshop on Endocrine Disrupters, 28-31 May 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark.

11. Louw JE, Ehlers MM, Kock MM (2013) Detection of blaOXA-24/40 carrying Acinetobacter baumannii isolates obtained from wastewater treatment plants. The 18th South African Society for Microbiology Biennial Conference (SASM 2013), Forever Resorts Warmbaths, Bela-Bela, 24 – 27 November 2013. Oral presentation.
 
12. Dos Santos RF, Ehlers MM, De Jesus MB, Dreyer AW, Kock MM (2013) Genetic relatedness of β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli from wastewater. The 18th South African Society for Microbiology Biennial Conference (SASM 2013), Forever Resorts Warmbaths, Bela-Bela, 24 – 27 November 2013. Poster presentation.
 
13.

Dos Santos RF, Ehlers MM, De Jesus MB, Kock MM (2013) Extended spectrum ß-lactamase resistance genes in Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli isolated from environmental and sewage samples. FIDSSA Conference 2013, Drakensberg, South Africa, 10-12 October 2013 (Poster presentation). 

14. Wenhold F, Annandale J, Faber M. (2013) Nutritional water productivity: an emerging approach to tackling malnutrition in South Africa [Presentation]. Celebrating the University of Pretoria’s Water-related Knowledge. A research awareness event presented by the University of Pretoria’s Water Institute 28-29 October 2013 Sanlam Auditorium, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria.
 
15.

Bourblanc M., (2013) Making sense of policy transfer, learning and convergence in a globalized world, 1st International Conference on Public Policies, Panel 28, organized by L.Sheppard and S.Enos-Attali, Grenoble, 26-28 June 2013.

16. Bourblanc M., Invited speaker (and panel chair) at the 2nd French-Australian forum on land and water management: “Food and water security shaping land-use futures” organized by K.Daniell, Q.Grafton, O.Barreteau, Australian National University, Canberra, 12-14 June 2013.

17.

Bourblanc M. Annual convention of the International Studies Association “The Politics of International Diffusion: Regional and Global Dimensions”, Panel on “International Water Management: coping with costs and conflicts” organized by M.A.Boyer, San Francisco, 3-6 April 2013.

18.

Ducrot R., Bourblanc M. 2013. Intervenções públicas para acesso a água e desenvolvimento de capacidade de adaptação em área semi-arida : exemplo da bacia do Limpopo no Moçambique. In : 11e Simpósio de Hidráulica e Recursos Hídricos dos Países de Língua.

19. Portuguesa, 27-30 May 2013, Maputo, Mozambique. s.l. : s.n., [1] p. Simpósio de Hidráulica e Recursos Hídricos dos Países de Língua Portuguesa. 11, 2013-05-27/2013-05-30, Maputo, Mozambique.
 
20.

Korsten L, Dealing with Microbial Hazards Transmitted to Fresh Produce via water: The South African Perspective at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Conference, Charlotte Convention Centre, USA, 31st July 2013. (Oral presenation).

21.

M Ajuka and EM Buys, Irrigation Water as a Source of Antibiotic Resistant and Virulent E. coli on Lettuce, International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Conference, Charlotte Convention Centre, USA, 28-31July 2013 (poster presentation).

22. Geldenhuys M and van Heerden J, 2013. Estimating fog water yield potential on the Southern Cape mountains of South Africa. South African Society for Atmospheric Science (SASAS), 26-27 September, 2013. Durban.

23. Olivier J, Rautenbach CJdeW, van Heerden J, Meintjies S and Jonker, CZ, 2013. Optimising water from fog on the West Coast. Water Research Commission Symposium, Pretoria, September 2013.

24.

Pretorius I and Rautenbach CJdeW, 2013: A CDF model of flow over the complex terrain of Mariepskop, South Africa. 29th Annual Conference, South African Society for Atmospheric Sciences (SASAS), 26-27 September, 2013, Durban.

25. Rautenbach, C.J.deW, 2013. Celebrating the University of Pretoria’s water-related knowledge, Sanlam Auditorium, University of Pretoria, 28-29 October 2013.
 
26.

Taylor, N.J., Ibraimo, N.A., Steyn J.M., Ghezehei, S., gush, M.B. & Annandale, JG. 2013. Water use of macadamias. Combined Congress (SASCP, SSSSA, SASHS & SAWSS) 2013, Durban, 21-24 Jan 2013.

27. Steyn, J.M., Araya, H.T., Hlope, H.B. & Du Toit, E.S. 2013. Water productivity of sweet sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) in response to water supply during different growth stages. Combined Congress 2013, Durban, 21-24 Jan 2013.

28. Rossler, R., Singels, A., Olivier, F.C. & Steyn, J.M. 2013. Water stress effects on growth and yield of sugarcane. Combined Congress 2013, Durban, 21-24 Jan 2013.
 
29.

Ibraimo, N.A., Taylor, N.J.,Steyn, J.M., Ghezehei, S.,Gush, M.B. & Annandale, J.G. 2013. Quantifying water use of pecans. Combined Congress 2013, Durban, 21-24 Jan 2013.

30.

Mbave, Z.A, Steyn, J.M & Annandale, J.G. 2013. Water stress effects on yield, water use efficiency and quality of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Combined Congress 2013, Durban, 21-24 Jan 2013.

31. Rossler, R.L., Singels, A., Olivier, F.C. & Steyn, J.M. 2013. Growth and yield of a sugarcane plant crop under water stress imposed through deficit drip irrigation. SASTA conference, 20-22 August 2013. Durban.

 32.

Mbakwe, I., De Jager, P.C., Annandale, J.G. & Matema, T., Nitrogen mineralization from sludge in an alkaline, saline coal gasification ash environment. Combined Congress 2013 (SASCP, SSSSA, SASHS & SAWSS), Durban, 21-24 January 2013.
 

 33.

Nicholson, A.F., Taylor, N.J., Annandale, J.G. & Lotze, E., The root environment as influenced by mulches and the resulting effect on fruit yield and sunburn of “Cripps’ Pink” apples. Combined Congress 2013 (SASCP, SSSSA, SASHS & SAWSS), Durban, 21-24 January 2013.

 34.

OgbazghiI, Z.M., Tesfamariam, E.H., Annandale E, J.G. & De Jager, P.C., Heavy metal uptake by dryland and irrigated maize-oat rotation in sludge amended soils. Combined Congress 2013 (SASCP, SSSSA, SASHS & SAWSS), Durban, 21-24 January 2013.

35.

Van der Laan, M., Annandale, J.G., Vahrmeijer, J.T. & Bristow, K.L., Estimating the blue, green and grey water footprint of crop production in South Africa using SWB and DSSAT. Combined Congress 2013 (SASCP, SSSSA, SASHS & SAWSS), Durban, 21-24 January 2013.

36.

Van der Laan, M., Annanadale, J.G., Fey, M.V., De Jager, P.C. & Du Pelessis, H.M., Managing poor quality mine water: Is irrigation part of the solution? Symposium on what contribution can mine water make to creating social value? Water Institute of Southern Africa, Mine Water Division, CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, 24 October 2013.

37.

Annandale, J.G., Tesfamariam, E.H., Steyn , J.M. & Stirzaker, R.J., Responsible municipal sludge beneficiation through agricultural production: matching nutrient supply to crop uptake. Celebrating the University of Pretoria’s water-related knowledge, Sanlam Auditorium, University of Pretoria, 28-29 October 2013.

38.

Stevens, J.B., Stirzaker, R.J., Annandale, J.G. & Steyn, J.M., Learning through the use of a wetting front detector. Celebrating the University of Pretoria’s water-related knowledge, Sanlam Auditorium, University of Pretoria, 28-29 October 2013.

39.

Coetzee, L (2013) Investigating the bottom free surface nappe (ogee profile) across a sharp crested weir caused by the flow in an asymmetrical approach channel. SANCOLD conference 5 to 7 Novemeber 2013, in Thaba Nchu.

40. Casey, N.H., and Reijnders, B (2013) Potential effect of groundwater quality constituents on livestock and rural communities. Celebrating the University of Pretoria’s Water-related Knowledge. A research awareness event presented by the University of Pretoria’s Water Institute 28-29 October 2013 Sanlam Auditorium, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria.
 
41.  Casey, N.H., van Ryssen, J.B.J (2013) Risks associated with natural occurring elements in the environment to extensive livestock production. Plenary paper, 11th World Conference on Animal Production, China, 15 to 20 October, 2013.
 
42. Pikirayi, I. “Researching Mapungubwe and Great Zimbabwe: towards a blue skies approach”, paper presented at the University of Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Studies (STIAS), 3-7 October 2012, Stellenbosch.
 
43.

Pikirayi and Sulas, F. “Water and social formation in the middle Limpopo valley and Great Zimbabwe”. Conference on Celebrating the University of Pretoria’s Water-Related Knowledge’, University of Pretoria Water Institute, 28-29 October 2013.

44. Pikirayi, I., F. Sulas and B. Saccaggi ‘’Collapse of Ancient Societies: Geoarchaeology at Great Zimbabwe’’, poster presented at the Geoarchaeology Workshop 1, 13-15 December 2012, Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe.
 
45. Pikirayi, I. 2013. “Great Zimbabwe in Historical Archaeology”. 46th Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, 9-12 January, 2013 Leicester, UK.
 
46. Pikirayi, I. and F. Sulas ‘’Geoarchaeology and Water History in the middle Limpopo Valley and at Great Zimbabwe’’, paper presented at the 2013 ASAPA Conference, 3-7 July, University of Botswana, Gaborone.
 
47. 

Sulas, F. Geoarchaeological reconnaissance in the Mapungubwe landscape: Southern Africa’s earliest state-society. Paper presented at the Soil Micromorphology Workshop, 9-11 May 2013, University of Cambridge, UK.

48.  Sulas, F. and Pikirayi, I. “Water, societies, and landscapes in Africa: a bottom-up approach”. Paper presented at the 7th World Archaeological Congress, 13-19 January 2013, Dead Sea, Jordan.
 

 
 

2012: Articles published
 1. Adekola, O., Stamp, J.D., Majozi, T., Garg, A., Bandyopadhyay, S., Karimi I.A. and Srinivasan R. (2012) A unified approach for the optimization of energy and water in multipurpose batch plants. In the proceeding of the 11th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering, Singapore, and Book Series: Computer-Aided Chemical Engineering, 31, 1382-1386.
 
2. Adhanom, G.T., Stirzaker, R.J., Lorentz, S.L., Annandale, J.G., and Steyn, J.M. (2012) Comparison of methods for determining unsaturated hydraulic conductivity in the wet range to evaluate the sensitivity of wetting front detectors. Water SA, 38, 1, 67-75.
 
3.

Abidoye, B.O. and Herriges, J. A. (2012) Model uncertainty in characterizing recreation demand. Environ. Resour. Econ., 53, 2, 251-277.

4. Bamuza-Pemu, E.E. and Chirwa, E.M.N (2012) Photocatalytic degradation of geosmin: Reaction pathway analysis. Water SA, 38, 5, 689-695.
 
5.

Birkholtz, L. M., Bornman, R., Focke, W., Mutero, C. and de Jager, C. (2012) Sustainable malaria control: transdisciplinary approaches for translational applications. Malar.J, 11, Article Number 43,DOI: 10.1186/1475-2875-11-431.   

6. Bornman,  M.S. and Bouwman, H. (2012) Environmental pollutants and diseases of sexual development in humans and wildlife in South Africa: harbingers of impact on overall health? Reprod. Domest. Anim., 47 (Suppl. 4), 1–6.
7. Bornman, M.S,  Schlemmer, L., van der Walt, T., van Dyk, C. and Bouwman, H. (2012) Implications for health education and intervention strategies arising from children's caregivers concerns following successful malaria control. Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg., 106, 7, 408-414.
 
8.

Bourblanc, M. (2012), Transforming water resources management in South Africa ‘catchment management agencies' and the ideal of democratic development. J. Intern.l Development, 24,5 (Special Issue: SI), 637-648.

9. Brink, K., van Vuren, J.J. and Bornman R. (2012) Responses of laboratory exposed catfish (Clarias gariepinus) to environmentally relevant concentrations of p,p '-DDT. Environ. Toxicol. Pharmacol., 34, 3, 919-925.
  
10.

Brink, K., van Vuren, J.J. and Bornman R. (2012) The lack of endocrine disrupting effects in catfish (Clarias gariepinus) from a DDT sprayed area.  Environ. Saf. (2012), DOI:10.1016/ j.ecoenv.2012.01.006.

11. Chileshe, G. and van Heerden, R. (2012) SCADA Systems in South Africa nd Their Vulnerabilities. in the Proceeding of the 7th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security  Pages: 90-97 editor: Lysenko V, March 2012, Seattle WA, US.
 
12.  Chitakira, M., Torquebiau, E. and Ferguson, W. (2012)'Community visioning in a transfrontier conservation area in Southern Africa paves the way towards landscapes combining agricultural production and biodiversity conservation. J Environ. Plann. Man., 55, 9,1228-1247.
 
13.

Chirwa E,M., and Lebitso, M, T. (2012) Single-cell protein from waste-activated sludge as a protein supplement, assessment of nutritional value of in poultry feed. Water Environ. Res., 8, 12, 2106-2114.   

14. Dhakhwa, S., Bandyopadhyay, S., Majozi, T. and Garg, A. (2012) Efficacy of chemical oxidation and coagulation for cod and color reduction from pulp mill effluent. J. Environ. Eng. (ASCE), 138, 12, 1194-1199.
 
15.

Duhain, G. L. M. C., Minnaar, A., and Buys, E. M. (2012) Effect of chlorine, blanching, freezing, and microwave heating on Cryptosporidium parvum viability inoculated on green peppers, J. Food Prot., 75, 5, 936-941

16. Du Toit, J. and Casey, N. H. (2012) Iodine as an alleviator of bromine toxicity in thyroid, liver and kidney of broiler chickens. Livest. Sci., 144 (2012) 269–274.
17.

Eiasu, B.K., Steyn, J.M. and Soundy, P. (2012)  Physiomorphological response of rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.) to irrigation frequency. S.Afr. J. Bot.,78,96-103. 

18.

Faling, W., Tempelhoff, J.WN and van Niekerk, D., (2012) Rhetoric or action : are South African municipalities planning for climate change?, Development Southern Africa, 29:2, 241-257.

19. Fenta, B.A., Driscoll, S. P., Kunert, K. J. and Foyer, C. H. (2012) characterization of drought-tolerance traits in nodulated soya beans: the importance of maintaining photosynthesis and shoot biomass under drought-induced limitations on nitrogen metabolism. J. Agron. Crop Sci.,198, 2, 92-103.
 
20.

Hill, M.P., Coetzee, J.A., and Ueckermann, C (2012) Toxic effect of herbicides used for water hyacinth control on two insects released for its biological control in South Africa. Biocontrol Sci. Technol., 22, 11, 1321-1333.

21.

Ijabadeniyi, O.A. and  Buys, E.M., (2012) Irrigation water and microbiological safety of fresh produce; South Africa as a case study : a review. AJAR, 7, 35, 4848-4857.

22.  Klemm., O., Schemenauer, R.S., Lummerich, A., Cereceda, P., Marzol, V., Corell, D., Van Heerden, J., Reinhard, D., Gherezghiher, T. , Olivier, J., Osses, P., Sarsour, J., Frost, E., Roth-Nebelsick, A. ,Estrela, M., Valiente, J., Fessehaye, Gm., Ebner, M., Miranda, T., and  Anker,  K. (2012) Fog as freshwater resource: Overview and perspectives. Ambio, 41, 3,  221-234, DOI: 10.1007/s13280-012-0247-8.
23. Kroon, J., and van Wyk, P, J. (2012) A model to determine the economic viability of water fluoridation, J. Public Health Dent., 72   4, 327-333.
24.

Kroon, J., and van Wyk, P,J.(2012) A retrospective view on the viability of water fluoridation in South Africa to prevent dental caries. Community Dent. Oral , 40, 5, 441-450.

25. Kruger, T., Barnhoorn, I,. van Vuren, J,J., and Bornman, R. (2012), The use of the urogenital papillae of male feral African sharptooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus) as indicator of exposure to estrogenic chemicals in two polluted dams in an urban nature reserve, Gauteng, South Africa. Ecotox. Environ. Safe., 87,  98-107.
 
26.

Landman, S., Engelbrecht, F.A., Engelbrecht, C.J., Dyson, L.L. & and Landman, W.A,  (2012) A short-range weather prediction system for South Africa based on a multi-model approach. Water SA, 38, 5, 765-774

27. Malisawa, M.S. and Rautenbach, C.J.deW. (2012) Evaluating water scarcity in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region by using a climate moisture index (CMI) indicator. Water Sci. Technol.: Water Supply, 12,1, 45-55.
28. Marchand, M. J.,van Dyk, J C.,; Barnhoorn, I. E. J., and Wagenaar, GM. (2012) Histopathological changes in two potential indicator fish species from a hyper-eutrophic freshwater ecosystem in South Africa: a baseline study. Afr. J. Aquat. Sci., 37,1, 39-48.
 
29.

Meyer, J. A. and Casey, N. H. (2012) Establishing risk assessment on water quality for livestock. Animal Frontiers, 2:44-49.

30.

Mutero, C.M., Schlodder, D., Kabatereine, N. and Kramer, R (2012) Integrated vector management for malaria control in Uganda: knowledge, perceptions and policy development. Malar. J.,11  Article Number: 21  DOI: 10.1186/1475-2875-11-21.

31. Myburgh, J. G., Huchzermeyer, F, W., Soley, J,T., Booyse, D. G., Groenewald,  H. B., Bekker, L. C., Iguchi, T. and  Guillette, L. J. (2012) Technique for the collection of clear urine from the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus). J. S. Afr. Vet. Assoc., doi:10.4102/jsava.v83i1.
 32.

Naidoo, V., Wolter, K., Espie, I., and  Kotze, A (Kotze, Antoinette) (2012) lead toxicity: consequences and interventions in an intensively managed (Gyps coprotheres) vulture colony, J. Zoo Wildlife Med. ,43, 3, 573-578.
 

 33.

Ncube, E. J., d Voyi, K. an du Preez, H. (2012) Implementing a protocol for selection and prioritisation of organic contaminants in the drinking water value chain: Case study of Rand Water, South Africa. Water SA,38 ,4,487-503.

 34.

Ngomane, L. and  de Jager, C (2012) Changes in malaria morbidity and mortality in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa (2001-2009): a retrospective study. Malar. J, 11  Article Number: 19  DOI: 10.1186/1475-2875-11-19.

35.

Oberholster P.J., Myburgh J.G., Ashton P.J., Coetzee J.J., Botha A-M. (2012) Bioaccumulation of aluminium and iron in the food-chain of Lake Loskop, contaminated with acid mine drainage and organic pollution. Ecotox. Environ. Safe., 75, 134-141.

36.

Olutola, B. G. and Ayo-Yusuf, O.A. (2012) socio-environmental factors associated with self-rated oral health in South Africa: A multilevel effects model. Inter. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 9,10, 3465-3483.

37.

Pretorius, L., Brown, L., Bredenkamp, G.,and Mostert, T (2012), Characterization of wetland systems and zones based on vegetation composition on the Maputaland Coastal Plain. S.Afr. J. Bot., 79, 236-236.

38.

Ramatsoma, M.S. and Chirwa, E.M.N., (2012), Computational simulation of flocculent sedimentation based on experimental results. Water Sci. Technol.,65, 6, 1007-1013.

39.

Shabalala, A.N. and Combrinck, W.L.,(2012) Correlation of water quality with farming activities : hydrochemical characteristics of the Bonsma Dam, KwaZulu-Natal Water SA, 38, 6, 33-36.

40. Simate, G. S., Iyuke, S. E.; Ndlovu, S. and Heydenrych, M. (2012) The heterogeneous coagulation and flocculation of brewery wastewater using carbon nanotubes. Water Res., 46, 4, 1185-1197.
 
41.  Simate, Geoffrey S., Iyuke, S. E.,Ndlovu, S., Heydenrych, M. and Walubita, L. F. (2012) Human health effects of residual carbon nanotubes and traditional water treatment chemicals in drinking water. Environ. Int., 39,1, 38-49.
 
42. Swarts, R.J. and Schoeman, J.J., (2012) An investigation into a treatment strategy for the Berg River water at the Voëlvlei water treatment plant. Wat.Sci.Technol: Water Supply, 12, 1, 56-64.
 
43.

Tekere,M., Prinsloo, A., Olivier, J. Jonker, N. and Venter, S. (2012) An evaluation of the bacterial diversity at Tshipise, Mphephu and Sagole hot water springs, Limpopo Province. South Africa. Afr. J. Microbiol. Res., 6 (23) 4993 - 5004.

44. Van Dijk, M., Van Vuuren, F., Bhagwan, J., and Kurtz, A. (2012), Tapping untapped renewable energy. Civil Engineering, 20, 5,19-23.
 
45. Van der Laan, M., van Antwerpen, R., and Bristow, K.L. (2012) River water quality in the northern sugarcane-producing regions of South Africa and implications for irrigation: A scoping study. Water SA, 38, 1, 87-96.
 
46. Van Vuuren, S.J. and Van Dijk, M. (2012). The discontinuity required at an air valve or vent or for effective pipeline de-aeration. J. S. Afr. Civ. Eng., 54, 2, 94 -100.
 
47. 

Van Wyk, S. J. P., Boutigny, A.-L., Coutinho, T. A., and Viljoen, A. (2012) Sanitation of a South African forestry nursery contaminated with Fusarium circinatum using hydrogen peroxide at specific oxidation reduction potentials. Plant Dis., 96, 875-880.

48.  Valverde, A., Tuffin, M. and Cowan, D.A. (2012) Biogeography of bacterial communities in hot springs : a focus on the actinobacteria', Extremophiles, 16, 4, 669-679, doi: 10.1007/s00792-012-0465-9.
 
49. 

Wittenberg, D.F. (2012) Management guidelines for acute infective diarrhoea/gastroenteritis in infants. SAMJ,102, 2, 104-107.

50. 

Welz, P.J., Ramond, J.B., Cowan, D.A. and Burton, S.G. (2012) Phenolic removal processes in biological sand filters, sand columns and microcosm, Bioresource technol., 199, 262-269. 

 


2012: Active Water Research Commission funded projects

1. Title An investigation into the link between water quality and vegetables from the farming to the processing stages of production and marketing
  Project leader: Prof L Korsten
  UP affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology
  Project period: 1 April 2009 - 31 March 2015

2. Title Investigation into the existence of unique environmental Escherichia Coli population
  Project leader: Prof SN Venter
  UP affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology
  Project period: 1 April 2010 - 31 March 2013

3. Title Water governance decentralisation in Africa: A framework for reform processes and performance analysis
  Project leader: Prof RM Hassan
  UP affiliation: Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa
  Project period: 1 April 2012 - 30 September 2013

4. Title  Rehabilitation of alien invaded riparian zones and catchments using indigineous trees: An assessment of indigeneous tree water use.
  Project leader:  Prof J Annandale
  UP affiliation:  Department of Plant Production and Soil Science
  Project period:  1 April 2011 - 31 March 2016

5. Title Optimising fog water harvesting
  Project leader: Prof J Olivier
  UP affiliation: Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology
  Project period: 1 May 2011 - 31 October 2015

6. Title Vadose zone hydrology: Spatial and temporal influences, assessment techniques and aquifer susceptibility
  Project leader: M Dippenaar
  UP affiliation: Department of Geology
  Project period: 1 May 2012 - 31 October 2014

7. Title  Quantifying the fertilizer value of wastewater sludges for agriculture
  Project leader:  Dr EH Tesfamariam
  UP affiliation:  Department of Plant Production and Soil Sciences
  Project period:  1 April 2012 - 31 March 2015

8. Title Characterization of indigenous anaerobic ammonium oxidizing (anammox) bacteria grown in microaerobic environments
  Project leader: Prof E Chirwa
  UP affiliation: Department of Chemical Engineering
  Project period: 1 April 2012 - 31 March 2014

9. Title  Determination of the change in hydraulic capacity in pipelines
  Project leader:  Prof F van Vuuren
  UP affiliation:  Department of Civil Engineering
  Project period:  1 March 2012 - 31 Marh 2015

10. Title Evaluation of the risk associated with the use of rain water harvested from roof tops for domestic use and homestead food gardens, Groundwater for domestic use and livestock watering
  Project leader: Prof L Korsten
  UP affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology
  Project period: 1 April 2012 - 31 March 2016

11. Title Water use and crop parameters of pastures for livestock grazing management
  Project leader:  Dr W Truter
  UP affiliation:  Department of Plant Production and Soil Science
  Project period:  1 April 2012 - 31 March 2016

12. Title Hydrogeological heritage overview: Upper and lower fountains, Pretoria, City of Tshwane
  Project leader: MA Dippenaar
  UP affiliation: Department of Geology
  Project period: 1 March 2012 - 30 September 2013