Local water organisations have signed a deal with The Netherlands, which will see the two countries working together to improve water security in South Africa.
The agreement was signed between South Africa’s Water Research Commission (WRC) and KWR, the Dutch Water Research Institute. They will work together to ensure that enough water is available for the entire country, without it being harmful to food supplies and the health of the public.
The country’s climate change has a direct effect on water sustainability on the future, the WRC explained.
“The countries signed a deal granting the WRC membership to KWR’s Watershare programme. Watershare is a family of trusted publicly financed institutes sharing knowledge and experiences in the global water sector. Both knowledge institutions will conduct joint research applying different tools from the Watershare platform,” the WRC said in a statement.
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