UNESCO Webinar – Groundwater for Water Security in Africa

All academics and other stakeholders are warmly welcome to attend the webinar “Groundwater for Water Security in Africa”, arranged by the Centre for Water Resources Research (CWRR), University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), in collaboration with UNESCO IHP and the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) Pan African Groundwater Programme (APAGroP).

Drought still a reality for Pietermaritzburg

While many have hoped the recent, frequent down pours would equate to an end of the dreaded drought situation, it appears that the rain has very inconveniently fallen outside the main catchment areas and done nothing to compensate the present water shortage.     November 17, 2016   Read full article

Action needed to allocate and use water resources more efficiently

by Sean Thornton-Dibb | Jan 12, 2017   A 2016 publication “High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the Economy” from The World Bank highlights the need for more efficient allocation of water resources to guard against the adverse effects of water scarcity that could hinder economic growth, spark conflict, and motivate migration. Read the

Dams stay low as drought persists

by Kamcilla Pillay, The Mercury (10 Jan 2017) | Jan 12, 2017 Drought update in Umgeni catchment: Spring Grove needed to keep Midmar above 50%. HEAVY rains at the weekend have not provided much noticeable relief to the region’s largest water system, say authorities. The lower part of the Umgeni water system comprises six dams,