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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


Chapter 3 part 3 water conservation water demand management wc wdm

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


Chapter 3 part 3 water conservation water demand management wc wdm

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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