Lessons from late friends

Lessons from late friends

By Mike Muller

Over the past couple of years, the South African water sector has lost some good friends who had made their mark on the world’s water community.

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So, you think you have problems?

So, you think you have problems?

By Mike Muller

Of my many irritating habits, I am told that one of the worst of these is that I always look on the bright side. So, I am always telling people that their difficulties are comparatively minor.

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Take an Uber and catch a plumber?

Take an Uber and catch a plumber?

By Mike Muller

For a long time, parents have been told not to worry if their children do not go to university. The story that they have been told is that there is far more money to be made in practical occupations for which there will always be a demand. And it certainly has seemed to be true.

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Simple questions reveal the challenges of meeting the 2030 SDGs

Simple questions reveal the challenges of meeting the 2030 SDGs

By Mike Muller

What is it about the thought processes of the architects who specify plumbing fittings for upmarket hotels and airport lounges? It seems that they just cannot resist the offerings of the high-end fittings manufacturers.

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Plumbing is high art although not (yet) high tech

Plumbing is high art although not (yet) high tech

By Mike Muller

Given that water was the original source of mechanical power used for everything from transporting goods to grinding corn, remarkably little new technology has seeped into modern water systems.

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On eating elephants

On eating elephants

By Mike Muller

The World Plumbing Conference was a real challenge. How do you talk at global scale about the practical problems that working plumbers have to deal with in their day-to-day operations? The goal, remember, was to consider how regulations and international standards could help to support sustainable plumbing.

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