Trickle-down Water Works

Gauteng has frequently suffered from drought due to its unusual founding, the province’s city is not built near a major water source and it is also located in the highveld which means that water needs to be pumped upwards by 300 meters to get from the Vaal Dam to Johannesburg. Because of the scarcity of water, some settlements are encroached onto the Rand Water territories and unsupervised connected to pipelines to get access to drinking water which makes it harder to access and maintain pipelines.
The project aims to address water shortage problems in Gauteng by using each of the mining company to clarify polluted mine water, to extract heavy metals from the acid mine water then Rand Water’s centralized water treatment facility(3) to purify water into potable water. While also facilitating equal access to drinkable water for the local community. Focuses on the process of attaining drinkable water in the region to distribution of water in each household(5).


Sanne van den Breemer
Filip Geerts
Ilmar Hurkxkens

Director of Studies

Salomon Frausto


Nigel Alarcon(MX), Pooja Bhave(IN), Mariano Cuofano(IT), Fabiola Cruz(PE), Alonso Díaz(MX), Xiaoyu Ding(CN), Ines Garcia‑Lezana(ES), Sandra Garcia(ES), Martino Greco(IT), Sebastian Hitchcock(ZA), Alejandra Huesca(MX), Yesah Hwangbo(KR), Takuma Johnson(US), Yi-Ni Lin(TW), Paola Tovar(MX), Cristhy Mattos(BR), Preradon Pimpakan(TH), Adi Samet(IL), Raymond Tang(US), Kulaporn Temudom(TH), Danai Tsigkanou(GR), Jesse Verdoes(NL), Rongting Xiao(CN)