17 Jan Water scarcity in Africa

According to the United Nations, it is estimated that by the year 2030 there will up to seventy-five million to two-hundred and fifty million people in Africa who will be living in areas that are water stressed. Due to the extreme weather conditions experienced the entire world has suffered from clean water scarcity; however, Sub-Saharan Africa has been identified as the region with the largest number of water-stressed countries. What makes the water scarcity problem worrying in African countries is that few governments have implemented any reliable systems and plans to deal with the unpredictable weather patterns. To confirm the seriousness of the situation, NASA has reported in a research report that out of the 37 world’s water sources about 21 of those are under pressure as a result of human consumption and misuse.
But to try and make sense of it all we are joined on the line by:
1. Sputnik Ratau Spokesperson Department of Water and Sanitation RSA
2. Dr Matthys Dippenaar Lecturer Engineering, Geology and Hydrology University of Pretoria.
3. Dr Thabo Nkambule Senior Lecturer Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Research UNISA.
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