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New National Water Resource Strategy now available

4 July 2013 at 3:48 pm

NWRS2On 3 July 2013, the Minister of Water Affairs finally launched the long-awaited, long-overdue Second Edition National Water Resource Strategy. The new strategy is entitled “Water for an Equitable and Sustainable Future”.

From the executive summary:

“In the context of the need for growth, equity and protection of water resources, this Strategy identifies three broad objectives: water supports development and the elimination of poverty and inequality; water contributes to the economy and job creation; and water is protected, used, developed, conserved, managed and controlled in an equitable and sustainable manner. The response to the strategic context and the imperatives set out above is delivered through strategic themes, which discuss in detail the context and challenges, key principles to be sustained, objectives of that particular theme and then proposes strategic actions to achieve the stated objectives.”

Visit our Virtual Library to download an extract from this Strategy, and read more about the purpose of the Strategy. The Centre will comment in more detail on this strategy in due course, and we also welcome your thoughts on the implications of this document.