Indaba to tackle water challenges in W-Cape

Monday, November 23, 2009

Pretoria - A Water Indaba in the Western Cape is to help develop an action plan to fast track water service delivery in the province, among others.

The two-day indaba, which kicks of today, is a platform created by Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Buyelwa Sonjica to discuss issues including climate change, drought and water regulation.

Pre-water indabas were held in the four Water Management Areas in the province with the relevant stakeholders to roll-up pertinent issues to be discussed at the today's indaba with the minister.

Stakeholders involved in the indaba include the Department of the Premier, City of Cape Town, Overberg Water Board, South African Local Government Association and the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning.

The department is conducting water indabas countrywide in order to come up with an integrated approach towards service delivery.

The department has already conducted indabas in Limpopo, North West, Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal.