Latest Zambezi River Stories

2008-07-14 12:00:55

MWH, a global provider of environmental engineering, strategic consulting and construction management services, has been selected to perform technical and economic feasibility studies and assist in the selection of an independent power producer (IPP) for the proposed 750-Megawatt (MW) Kafue Gorge Lower Independent Power Project in Zambia. The two-year, $1.5-million contract with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is scheduled to be completed in March 2010. IFC is the lead transaction...

2008-06-17 00:00:15

Paignton Probus Club met at the Redcliffe Hotel to see a film of the five-year operation to save game and wildlife from the advancing waters of Lake Kariba. In the late 1950s, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) became home to the world's largest man-made dam, a hydroelectric power station built across the Zambezi River, about 400km from Victoria Falls. It would provide power for most of the country, but in the process form Lake Kariba and flood the Zambezi Valley, home to thousands of native animals....

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.