New warn­ings about wa­ter

Finweek English Edition - - Letters - AT REYNEKE

IT’S PROB­A­BLY true that South Africa is short of wa­ter. But I have be­lieved the op­po­site for many years. Just look at the huge vol­umes of wa­ter that flowed into the sea dur­ing the past week. And it’s no ex­cep­tion. It hap­pens very of­ten.

The so­lu­tion is to build more dams – many more – to col­lect wa­ter for times of scarcity. Not only do large dams af­fect the cli­mate, they also feed sub­ter­ranean sources. Gov­ern­ment must stop wast­ing money on use­less things and build dams. Not only will that con­serve wa­ter but will also cre­ate badly needed jobs.

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