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Special Seminar - Diversification of South Africa’s Water Supplies Under Conditions of Drought
Shafick Adams, Water Research Commission, Pretoria, South Africa
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Certain parts of South Africa are experiencing drought and the country’s traditional water supplies are under stress. There is a need to unlock more water resources and drive efficiency in the use of existing supplies to ensure water security. Under a changing climate, the main input into South Africa’s water resources, rainfall, becomes more variable in time and space, which means there is a need to adjust how water resources are managed and valued. Groundwater is one example of failure to use available resources to meet growing demands and increase local resilience to drought episodes. This talk will aim to give a broad overview of the challenges and opportunities that exist to diversify South Africa’s water supply mix at a variety of scales.