South Africa needs to adopt strategic water plan to avoid deteriorating supply

South Africa’s water crisis is having a significant impact on economic growth and on the wellbeing of South African citizens, Department of Water and Sanitation DDG Trevor Balzer said on Monday. Addressing delegates at the Consulting Engineers of South Africa Infrastructure Indaba, in Johannesburg, he said the water crisis facing the country was caused by insufficient water infrastructure maintenance and investment, together with recurrent droughts driven by climatic variation, deteriorating water quality and a lack of skilled water engineers.