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'SA's demand for water continues to outstrip supply'

8 February 2018 5:34 PM
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Zachary Donnenfield

SA has overexploited its national water system for years, and the problem is becoming harder and costlier to fix, researcher says.

Water scarcity is a national problem.

Researcher Zachary Donnenfeld explains that South Africa's water crisis in bigger than Cape Town in this column.

According to Donnenfeld, the country has been overexploiting its water system, making it harder and costlier to fix as time goes.

He says that SA's demand for water continues to outstrip supply every year.

Donnenfeld explores the interventions needed to remedy the national water crisis.

The situation in Cape Town is the epicenter or where the crisis is most dire, but it is a national problem.

Zachary Donnenfeld, Senior Researcher at the African Futures & Innovation at the ISS

South Africa has been consuming [water] more than it can reliably expect in annual yield.

Zachary Donnenfeld, Senior Researcher at the African Futures & Innovation at the ISS

Unfortunately, there hasn't been enough action across levels of government.

Zachary Donnenfeld, Senior Researcher at the African Futures & Innovation at the ISS

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8 February 2018 5:34 PM
Tags:
ISS
#waterwatch
research
#watercrisis
Zachary Donnenfield

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