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Water Files: Praise for WC over plans to deal with water crisis

Disaster management teams in the Western Cape have been praised for the way they've dealt with the current water crisis.

It's as it was announced this week that R6-billion has been earmarked to deal with the 'national disaster' of the current drought.

Speaking to Kieno Kammies, Colin Deiner, Chief Director, WC Disaster Management and Fire & Rescue Services explains what their role is.

In the last couple of years we've dealt with more than seventeen disasters - from the Knysna fires to the avian influenza.

Colin Deiner, Chief Director, WC Disaster Management and Fire & Rescue Services

Our role is very much a coordinating one. We started our planning and putting structures in place in November 2015.

Colin Deiner, Chief Director, WC Disaster Management and Fire & Rescue Services

The way funding is dealt with is a project gets identified to relieve a specific disaster. The municipality comes to us with its business plans and we take the plans and go to National Disaster and motivate for that.

Colin Deiner, Chief Director, WC Disaster Management and Fire & Rescue Services

Listen to the full interview below:


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