South Africa integrating water management

Channeled Valley Bottom
26 Nov 2020

Although the water sources cover only 8% of land area, they provide half the country’s surface water that supports 51% of the population and 64% of the economy. Interventions include:


  • Integrating wetlands and built infrastructure into water management to better serve Durban and Pietermaritzburg.
  • Conserving the Umzimvubu River system from source to sea through restoration and management while supporting economic development.
  • Improving water quality of the Berg River supplying water-stressed Cape Town and surrounding agricultural areas exporting 70% of produce to Europe.