#WaterWatch

‘Government can’t resolve the water crisis alone’

General Manager for Integrated Infrastructure at Gibb, Sean Molloy, says the Department of Water Sanitation needs more resources and more capacity to resolve the water crisis.

Molloy says while the maintenance and development of infrastructure is important in addressing South Africa’s water scarcity issues, there is a need to conserve and manage water more effectively.

In order to do so, Molloy says government needs to work with the private sector.

Water obviously costs money to treat and to supply to your tap and if we can reduce the amount of water going there we can make a costs savings money going there.

Sean Molloy, General Manager for Integrated Infrastructure at Gibb

One of the ways we could incentivise the private sector to help is to provide feed capital to work on saving that water in the first year.

Sean Molloy, General Manager for Integrated Infrastructure at Gibb

He adds:

Any savings they make, they get a percentage of that, and those savings are reinvested in a program to continually improve and cut down on leaks and other wasted water.

Sean Molloy, General Manager for Integrated Infrastructure at Gibb

Listen to the full interview below...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Cape's big brains to dive into water crisis with hackathon

Cape's big brains to dive into water crisis with hackathon

Social entrepreneurs with all kinds of ingenuity will collaborate on finding practical solutions to Cape Town's water crisis.

Expert slams desalination, says there are better water options

Expert slams desalination, says there are better water options

Prof Mike Muller says Western Cape government should consider less costly and more reliable options of dealing with drought.

What is the more practical approach to the WC water crisis?

What is the more practical approach to the WC water crisis?

Motivational speaker, scenario planner and futurologist Clem Sunter’s gives his insights on the matter.

Will aquifers be a better solution to Cape's water problems?

Will aquifers be a better solution to Cape's water problems?

According to a hydrologist, a lot need to be considered when planning to extract water from the aquifers.

Caller on top 100 water guzzlers street list says culprit is a vacant property

Caller on top 100 water guzzlers street list says culprit is a vacant property

The property billed R29 000 is said to have used 118 000 litres but the caller says something is fishy as no leaks were found.

Popular articles
WC DA leader refuses to hand over electronic devices as party probes media leak

WC DA leader refuses to hand over electronic devices as party probes media leak

Western Cape DA leader Bonginkosi Madikizela confirmed that he was asked to hand over his devices but he says that he refused.

Ramaphosa's new advisory team has 6 months to draw up national land reform plan

Ramaphosa's new advisory team has 6 months to draw up national land reform plan

Land researcher Prof. Ruth Hall says the panel faces an exciting challenge to see how government can fix the land reform process.

[LISTEN] Opinion: 'Thuma Mina dares not fail'

[LISTEN] Opinion: 'Thuma Mina dares not fail'

Breakfast Show host Bongani Bingwa says skeptics are right to question whether Ramaphosa will succeed in his mandate as president.

[LISTEN] New Visa regulations could change the face of South African tourism

[LISTEN] New Visa regulations could change the face of South African tourism

Lecturer at TUT's Dept of Tourism, Unathi Henama says that the tourism sector is at the center of the economic policies in SA.

Tips on how to stop unauthorised debit orders

Tips on how to stop unauthorised debit orders

CEO of Payments Association of SA, Walter Volker says these fraudsters get a list of debit orders from unscrupulous employees.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.