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CHAPTER 3: PART 3 WATER CONSERVATION & WATER DEMAND MANAGEMENT (WC/WDM). A National Strategy is being developed, based on the premises that:- quality of life can be maintained and desired outcomes achieved, but using less water,

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chapter 3 part 3 water conservation water demand management wc wdm
CHAPTER 3: PART 3WATER CONSERVATION & WATER DEMAND MANAGEMENT (WC/WDM)

A National Strategy is being developed, based on the premises that:-

  • quality of life can be maintained and desired outcomes achieved,
  • but using less water,
  • by changing attitudes and behaviour, and adopting water-saving techniques
national water conservation and water demand management strategy
National Water Conservation and Water Demand Management Strategy

Foundation

Creation of WC/WDM culture within institutions

and among users

Principles

  • Institutions should
    • supply water efficiently and effectively
    • minimise losses
    • promote WC/WDM with users
  • Users should not waste water, and should strive for efficiency
  • WC/WDM an integral part of water resources and water services planning
sectoral strategies
SECTORAL STRATEGIES

Being developed for three water use sectors:-

  • Water services
  • Agriculture
  • Industry. Mining and power generation

supported by a programme of communication, community awareness creation, education and marketing

Eradication of invasive alien vegetation for:-

- Improving catchment runoff

- Poverty eradication and job creation

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CHAPTER 3: PART 4WATER PRICING AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • The Minister may, in terms of NWA s56, establish a pricing strategy for any water use, in consultation with the Ministry of Finance, and after consulting with the public
  • To date:-
  • - Apricing strategy has been established for taking and storing water, and for stream flow reduction
  • - A pricing strategy is being developed for waste discharges (consultation in progress)
  • - Strategies for other uses may follow
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TYPES OF CHARGES

  • Charges are for raw (untreated) water, and provide for:-
  • Funding water resource management activities
  • Funding water resource development and use of waterworks
  • Achieving equitable and efficient allocation of water
  • Financial assistance - subsidies - may be granted, especially for emerging farmers.
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