Scarcity of water in South Africa under the spotlight for National Water Week

Stock photo. Credit: Pixabay.com

NEWCASTLE – The sustainable use of the precious and scarce resource, water, is the main focus in the country for the week of March 20 to March 26.

A campaign by the Department of Water and Sanitation seeks to re-iterate the value of water, and emphasise the role water plays in eradicating poverty and underdevelopment in the country.

The department urges South Africans to take responsibility of their water usage to ensure this scarce resource is managed in an effective and sustainable manner.

According to the World Wild Life Organisation, only 3% of the world’s water is fresh water, and two-thirds of that is tucked away in frozen glaciers or otherwise unavailable for our use.

“As a result, some 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to water, and a total of 2.7 billion find water scarce for at least one month of the year. Inadequate sanitation is also a problem for 2.4 billion people—they are exposed to diseases, such as cholera and typhoid fever, and other water-borne illnesses. Two million people, mostly children, die each year from diarrheal diseases alone,” the World Wild Life Organisation stated.

 

find your
dream home

looking for an
affordable
apartment

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News

COMMENTS

newcastlesuneyethuagriecogetitlooklocal.co.zaAutodealer.co.za
Top
Recommended Story
CCTV cameras in CBD are 80 per cent operational

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

SUBSCRIBE
to our free NEWSLETTER
!
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

Estcourt News
Ladysmith Gazette
Newcastle Advertiser
Northern Natal Courier
Vryheid Herald


Your details:


Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)
Other