As early as 2012 the World Economic Forum (WEF) warned that water security was one of the most significant risks to the planet and its people.
Water concerns in one form or another have ranked among the top five risks of the WEF Global Risks Report ever since.
In South Africa, the national government’s Water and Sanitation Master Plan has informed much-needed amendments to our existing water laws and provides the framework within which all stakeholders can work together towards a water-secure future for the country.
But what is the impact in your region and on you as a water user?
Nedbank recently held a webinar, entitled ‘The future of water in South Africa’s agriculture sector.’
Using case studies, current thinking and trends, expert speakers James Brand from ENS and Shelly Fuller from WWF-SA delved into the following:
- The water context within different regions.
- Understanding water legislation, availability, rights, allocations and licensing issues.