n Water&Sanitation Africa - Planning for success : editor's comment

Volume 10 Number 5
  • ISSN : 1990-8857


Although not all plans will necessarily result in good outcomes - Robert Burns said they "Gang aft agley" (often go awry) in his famous poem 'To a Mouse' - planning is, nonetheless, the most important factor governing whether demand can be met over the long term. Since the South African Constitution states that everyone has the right to have access to sufficient water, the government is under strict obligation to ensure that all citizens have access to clean water. This means good planning is a critical skill in municipalities, with good revenue collection systems and enforcement of laws governing industrial users following on closely.

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