National Water week embraced in Cosmo City

South Africa is a water scarce country with a rapidly increasing population, according to Department of Water and Sanitation officials who visited Cosmo City on 17 March 2021 to educate community members about the importance of water resources.

Independent Electoral Commision (IEC), SASSA, and Joburg Disaster Management joined DWS in the campaign, which was part of celebrating this year’s National Water Week from 15 to 22 March 2021.

Water is one of South Africa's most limited resources, said DWS Gauteng Region Communication Manager Hosia Sithole. “Therefore, we are encouraging people to use it sparingly. We are here in Cosmo City to give residents information on how important it is to save water.”

South Africa is one of the 30 driest countries in the world, according to DWS. Its rainfall is unpredictable, and common periods of drought – together with the impact of climate change – limit the country’s water resources even further.

Years from now, demand for water may exceed the amount of available water. This means that people must use and share water more effectively, according to DWS.

Communities need to be actively involved in making sure that water is kept safe, Sithole said. “People should not throw foreign objects into streams, dams, rivers and other water sources because it is very expensive to treat contaminated water.”

Sithole was happy seeing other stakeholders supporting DWS during the campaign. “We are working collaboratively as government agencies. When one department does something, other departments get involved as well because they have information to share to the community members.”

National Water Week is celebrated every year to raise awareness on the use, management, conservation and protection of water resources.

National Water week embraced in Cosmo City

Dumani Moyo

Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) visited Cosmo City on 17 March 2021to educate community members about the importance of water resources.

Independent Electoral Commision (IEC), SASSA, and Joburg Disaster Management joined DWS in the campaign. The campaign was part of celebrating this year’s National Water Week from 15 to 22 March 2021.

National Water Week is celebrated every year to raise awareness on the use, management, conservation and protection of water resources.

Water is one of South Africa's most limited resources, said DWS Gauteng Region Communication Manager Hosia Sithole during a visit to Cosmo City.

“South Africa is a water sacrce country,” he said. “Therefore, we are encouraging people to use it sparingly. We are here in Cosmo city to give residents information on how important is to save water.”

Sithole said at DWS they need communities to be actively involved in making sure that water is kept safe. “People should not throw foreign objects into streams, dams, rivers and other water sources because it is very expensive to treat contaminated water.”

Sithole said he was happy to see other stakeholders supporting DWS during the campaign. “We are working collaboratively as government,” he said. “When one department does something, other departments get involved as well because they have information share to the community members.

According to DWS, South Africa is a water scarce country and named one of the 30 driest countries in the world; with a rapidly increasing population. South Africa’s rainfall is unpredictable and common periods of drought limit the water resources even further. This is also due to the impact of Climate Change. Years from now, the demand for water might exceed the amount of available water in our country. This means that people must use and share water more effectively. E�w��

National Water week embraced in Cosmo City

Dumani Moyo

South Africa is a water scarce country with a rapidly increasing population, according to Department of Water and Sanitation officials who visited Cosmo City on 17 March 2021 to educate community members about the importance of water resources.

Independent Electoral Commision (IEC), SASSA, and Joburg Disaster Management joined DWS in the campaign, which was part of celebrating this year’s National Water Week from 15 to 22 March 2021.

Water is one of South Africa's most limited resources, said DWS Gauteng Region Communication Manager Hosia Sithole. “Therefore, we are encouraging people to use it sparingly. We are here in Cosmo City to give residents information on how important it is to save water.”

South Africa is one of the 30 driest countries in the world, according to DWS. Its rainfall is unpredictable, and common periods of drought – together with the impact of climate change – limit the country’s water resources even further.

Years from now, demand for water may exceed the amount of available water. This means that people must use and share water more effectively, according to DWS.

Communities need to be actively involved in making sure that water is kept safe, Sithole said. “People should not throw foreign objects into streams, dams, rivers and other water sources because it is very expensive to treat contaminated water.”

Sithole was happy seeing other stakeholders supporting DWS during the campaign. “We are working collaboratively as government agencies. When one department does something, other departments get involved as well because they have information to share to the community members.”

National Water Week is celebrated every year to raise awareness on the use, management, conservation and protection of water resources.

National Water week embraced in Cosmo City

Dumani Moyo

Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) visited Cosmo City on 17 March 2021to educate community members about the importance of water resources.

Independent Electoral Commision (IEC), SASSA, and Joburg Disaster Management joined DWS in the campaign. The campaign was part of celebrating this year’s National Water Week from 15 to 22 March 2021.

National Water Week is celebrated every year to raise awareness on the use, management, conservation and protection of water resources.

Water is one of South Africa's most limited resources, said DWS Gauteng Region Communication Manager Hosia Sithole during a visit to Cosmo City.

“South Africa is a water sacrce country,” he said. “Therefore, we are encouraging people to use it sparingly. We are here in Cosmo city to give residents information on how important is to save water.”

Sithole said at DWS they need communities to be actively involved in making sure that water is kept safe. “People should not throw foreign objects into streams, dams, rivers and other water sources because it is very expensive to treat contaminated water.”

Sithole said he was happy to see other stakeholders supporting DWS during the campaign. “We are working collaboratively as government,” he said. “When one department does something, other departments get involved as well because they have information share to the community members.

According to DWS, South Africa is a water scarce country and named one of the 30 driest countries in the world; with a rapidly increasing population. South Africa’s rainfall is unpredictable and common periods of drought limit the water resources even further. This is also due to the impact of Climate Change. Years from now, the demand for water might exceed the amount of available water in our country. This means that people must use and share water more effectively. E�w��

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