Reduce water demand and increase supply

South Africa’s water demand continues to grow at current levels, with an estimated deficit of 2.7 to 3.8 billion m3/a between water supply and demand by 2030, a gap of about 17% of available surface and ground water. The key opportunities require #AllHandsOnDeck to address non-revenue water by municipalities, agricultural use, water use efficiencies by industrial and domestic consumers, optimising the water mix, revenue management and partnerships.


Business/Investment Models
Non-Revenue Water
Public Private Partnerships
Smart Metering
Water leak reduction
Water use efficiency
No Drop Certification
Revenue management
Regional and global solutions

SDG Link

8 – Decent work and economic growth
9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure
11 – Sustainable cities and communities
12 – Responsible consumption & production
17 – Partnerships for the goals