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South Africa:Dry Land - How the Race for Water Could Leave Us High and Dry, Part One



[Daily Maverick] South Africa is a water scarce country, with disasters declared in several provinces due to drought. Yet ecologists are concerned that an over-emphasis on built infrastructure means any short-term water augmentation plans put into place now will be just that - short term, leaving the critical environmental support structure that ensures sustainable water supply threatened. And if you think this problem is unique to the Western Cape's much-publicised water crisis, think again. Just 8% of South Africa's land...

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Published By: Allafrica - Monday, 12 March, 2018