Organisations and specialists urged to register on AfriForum’s Water Crisis Portal

AfriForum is calling on organisations, engineers, specialists, and stakeholders involved in all aspects of water management to register on the civil rights organisation’s Water Crisis Portal (WCP). This initiative aims to update and expand AfriForum’s existing register of more than 600 specialists, engineers and companies already listed and thereby put together a comprehensive list of expertise and resources available to address the pressing water challenges currently facing South Africa.

According to Lambert de Klerk, Manager of Environmental Affairs at AfriForum, a water crisis is looming and therefore it is crucial to mobilise all available expertise and resources to find sustainable solutions. “AfriForum recognises the importance of collaboration and coordination among stakeholders in addressing this critical issue. By registering on our portal, organisations and specialists can contribute to a collective effort to tackle the water crisis effectively,” explains De Klerk.

AfriForum made a request to Deputy President Paul Mashatile and the Minister of Water and Sanitation, Senzo Mchunu, after Mashatile recently indicated that the national government is prepared to involve AfriForum and other role players in civil society in the government’s water task force. However, AfriForum has not yet received any communication.

AfriForum believes that addressing the water crisis requires swift and decisive action from all stakeholders involved. Failure to act urgently not only prolongs the deterioration of communities affected by water shortages and access to clean water but also exacerbates the environmental and socio-economic impact of the crisis.

“We are calling on all organisations, engineers, specialists and stakeholders involved in water management to register on our Water Crisis Portal and to join us in our efforts to address this pressing issue,” says De Klerk. “Together, we can make a meaningful difference and ensure a sustainable water future for all South Africans.”

AfriForum remains committed to working with government officials, water experts and community representatives to find solutions to the water crisis. The organisation urges all stakeholders to prioritise collaboration and action to mitigate the impact of the crisis on communities and the environment.

Registrations on AfriForum’s Water Crisis Portal are now open. Visit www.watercrises.co.za for more information or to register on the database.

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