Policy, Law, Economics and Politics - Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
This privately-owned website is operated and maintained by Creamer Media
We have detected that the browser you are using is no longer supported. As a result, some content may not display correctly.
We suggest that you upgrade to the latest version of any of the following browsers:
         
close notification
27 May 2017
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Embed Code Close
content
 
  Map
 
 
 
 
 
 
Advertisements:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Related social media
 
Related social media terms:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DOWNLOAD
 

South Africa is still recovering from the effects of the 2016 drought. Most of us now have a heightened awareness of the impacts of droughts, floods and toxic algal blooms in our dams, which are predicted to get worse with climate change. Was this drought the wake-up call we needed to get us ready for a new normal?

In preparation for National Water Week 2017,  WWF-South Africa teamed up with international leaders in scenario planning, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), to explore our possible water futures. Scenario planning is a powerful tool to help individuals, companies and governments stretch their thinking as well as assisting leaders in our society to tackle uncertainty in what lies ahead.

WWF-SA and BCG held a workshop with industry, government representatives and water sector leaders to explore two key uncertainties in our water future - the availability of water and the state of governance of the sector.  This report summarised that exploration and the scenarios that look ahead to potential realities of 2030.

Through this report, you and your organisation can use the scenarios to consider what part you can play to help South Africa overcome the current crisis, as well as prepare for and even shape the future of freshwater supplies in South Africa.

We encourage you to immerse yourself in each potential reality before beginning to ponder how you might prepare, and most critically, how you can tie your own potential action items to the specific suggestions outlined in ‘’What does this mean going forward?’’

The discussions on our future also revealed 'no-regret' options that would help all organisations prepare for an uncertain water future.  Implementing these options now, will help prepare for all eventualities.

Report by the World Wildlife Fund

Edited by: Creamer Media Reporter
 
Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
  Topics on this page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Online Publishers Association
Close