n Water&Sanitation Africa - Putting an end to water woes - water security

Volume 15 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1990-8857


In his letter, President Ramaphosa warned: “Our existing water systems are already over-exploited, as usage increases rapidly due to population growth and as more homes get connected to water. Combine this with the worsening effects of climate change and we are clearly facing a dire situation. “Unless we take drastic measures to conserve water sources and promote efficient use, water insecurity will become the biggest developmental and economic challenge facing this country. Our current energy challenges will seem small by comparison. Unless we act now, we may not have water anywhere.”

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