The Department of Water and Sanitation marks National Water Week from 17–24 March and sustaining water is key for future generations.
The Department of Water and Sanitation with the Department of Environmental Affairs initiated National Water Week as an awareness campaign to put the spotlight on the importance of sustaining water.
Water is a very vital resource and climate change has affected the demands in developing nations and places that have water scarcity. Rainfall patterns are changing, dam levels are reaching dangerously low levels, droughts have been experienced in many provinces across South Africa with even water-shedding implemented in some parts. The aim of the campaign is to highlight how water is used in social and economic development and to educate people to change their behaviour towards Water.
We started our National Water Week campaign under the theme “Water is Life – 20 Years of Water Delivery for Social and Economic Development". JW customers decided that they want to take part in saving water by educating one another. ^p pic.twitter.com/HpZuWNu64T
— Johannesburg Water (@JHBWater) March 18, 2019
There is currently no alternative to water, it is advised that people try and use water wisely and sparingly. World Water Day will be marked on 22 March.
#NationalWaterWeek is an awareness campaign by the Department of Water and sister Department of Environmental Affairs to highlight the importance of sustaining water. Water is one of the world's most precious resources. What are some of the ways in which you help to save water? pic.twitter.com/7e6b1JgyJy
— SANParksCamdebooNP (@SANParksCNP) March 18, 2019