The time for drought related planning for the Gauteng region, is now.
Delays in infrastructure development, operational challenges, recurrent droughts, climate change and rising water demand, all place Gauteng’s water security at risk. As highlighted in a recent report commissioned by the Gauteng Province, ‘Gauteng must never take its water security for granted.’
The Gauteng Water Alliance will focus on the following:
Providing a strong, coherent private sector response to the risks facing the Vaal System; and
Supporting all spheres of government and key players such as Rand Water in the implementation of their programmes, to strengthen Gauteng’s water resilience.
As was made abundantly clear in Cape Town recently, water is everyone’s business.
Effective private sector collaboration can make a difference, as evidenced by the work of the National Business Initiative (NBI) and its members in both Richards Bay (through the uMhlathuze Water Stewardship Partnership) and in Cape Town (through the NBI Western Cape Drought Task Force).
Please join us as we work to understand the water risks facing Gauteng, what plans and initiatives are underway; and map out the role of the private sector in the year ahead.