South Africa blazed into 2016 – quite literally. Still in the grips of an El Niño weather event, the country is under pressure from drought conditions and record temperatures from relentless heatwaves. Ironically, the one thing that could provide some relief is in short supply, says Kroshlen Moodley, GM: Public Sector and Utilities at SAS.
While we fill up our swimming pools, crank up the air conditioning and take longer, cooler showers, the government is urging us to use water sparingly and has implemented restrictions in some areas as it battles to keep up with demand using infrastructure that is not up to the task.
Building new reservoirs and finding additional water sources requires planning, careful management and, most importantly, time. With the drought only expected to lift in March, time is another resource we don't have much of.[Full Story.]
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Last updated: 25 January 2016