National Water Month which is conceptualised along the annual commemoration of World Water Day spearheaded by the United Nations (UN) and to be observed on 22 March 2023.
This year’s theme is “Accelerating Change”, and the Department calls on all South Africans to effect this change and to make a difference by changing the way they use, consume, and manage water in their respective lives.
During the National Water Month, the Department together with sector stakeholders in the water sector will also observe the National Water Week between 20 to 24 March 2023, through organised advocacy activities and awareness campaigns on water conservation and sustainable use of water.
The Department will also participate in activities and deliberations at the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York between 18 – 24 March.
National Water Month will enable the Department to reflect and showcase its efforts to respond to challenges of water security, infrastructure maintenance and investment, recurrent droughts driven by climatic variation, inequities in access to water and sanitation, as well as deteriorating water quality as outlined in the National Water and Sanitation Master Plan.
The highlight of the National Water Month was the launch by the Minister of Water and Sanitation, Senzo Mchunu that took place in Mpumalanga province. Minister Mchunu will inspect the progress on the Loskop Regional Bulk Water Supply Project which is planned to abstract water from the Loskop Dam and to supply water to the communities of Thembisile Hani Local Municipality (THLM) under the Mpumalanga Province, and to eight villages of Moutse-East area under the Sekhukhune District.
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