Water Conservation

Water 21st century challenges

 

Water Conservation,Water Shortage Risks

-South Africa receives anannual rain fall of 492 millimetres where as the rest of the earth receives 985 millimetres.

-This is nearly half the earth’saverage.Thus South Africa is classified as a water-stressed country.

-According to the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs, the demand for water will outstrip supply in Gauteng by 2013, and in the whole of South Africa by 2025.

Water Conservation,Water Shortage Risks

South Africa is a semi-arid country.

-It is predicted that in future increasing demands will bemade on our dwindling waterresources.

-It is therefore imperative that all water use sectors use water optimally and efficiently to ensure that the needs of both the environment and people are satisfied for now and future generations.