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Water crisis in South Africa: damning report finds 46% contamination, 67% of treatment works near to breaking down

By Craig Macaskill   Posted 2023-12-11   In Blog  Written by Anja du Plessis, University of South Africa A new report by South Africa’s Department of Water and Sanitation paints a grim picture of the quality of the country’s drinking water, and its water infrastructure. The Blue Drop Audit Report is meant to ensure that water service authorities are held accountable […]

Water security ever more important this World Rivers Day

The looming impact of the El Niño weather phenomenon is predicted to significantly impact rainfall patterns in the current summer of 2023/24 – presenting substantial risk to water security in already water stressed parts of the country.