Development plan sets water supply targets

Engineering News 15 August 2012.

The National Development Plan (NDP) 2030, which Minister in the Presidency responsible for National Planning Trevor Manuel on Wednesday handed over to President Jacob Zuma, has stressed the importance of improving water supply, use and management, highlighting a “growing concern about the potential impact of water-related risks”.

South Africa ranks 128 out of 132 countries in Yale University’s Environmental Performance Index and according to the United Nations ‘World Water Development Report 2012’, it ranks 148 out of 180 countries for water availability per capita.

The NDP has set a number of targets that had to be met by 2030 to afford all South Africans access to sufficient and safe water…