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Stormwater harvesting could help South Africa manage its water shortages

21 Mar 2017, Conversation Media Group, the

In 2016, South Africa experienced one of the worst droughts in decades. To avert a future water crisis, the country needs to seek alternative sources of water supply. Stormwater harvesting could supplement traditional urban water supplies.


    National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF)
  • Website: http://www.dwaf.gov.za/
  • Contact:Deputy Director Veldfires Regulation
  • Phone:012 334 0404 0828845541


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF)
  • Website: http://www.dwaf.gov.za/
  • Contact:Deputy Director Veldfires Regulation
  • Phone:012 334 0404 0828845541


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