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'We need smarter ways of getting into the underground water'

13 February 2020 5:06 PM
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South Africa
Water crisis

Joanne Joseph speaks to CEO of the Water Research Commission Dhesigen Naidoo about South Africa's water crisis.

Water Research Commission CEO Dhesigen Naidoo says simply relying on rain and surface water as the primary and predominant source of water is no longer feasible going into the long term.

Naidoo says an emergency intervention is required but these must lead to future water security.

He says some of what is needed is radical governance reform around the way the resource is managed.

As always in most crisis including the one around energy in this country is that there are many things we could have done sooner but we are where we are and what we have to do is to accelerate how we go forward.

Dhesigen Naidoo, CEO - Water Research Commission

We have to make a big switch around investments for example...

Dhesigen Naidoo, CEO - Water Research Commission

In the wake of climate change, we know that the surface water is particularly vulnerable, we have to have much smarter ways of getting into the underground water. We have to organise to have a much more radical investment in desalination....

Dhesigen Naidoo, CEO - Water Research Commission

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13 February 2020 5:06 PM
Tags:
South Africa
Water crisis

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