Building a Better post-COVID Water Sector
Advisory Note 4: The foundation of our water security is eroding – why hydrological information is important
Floods have recently taken lives and destroyed infrastructure across the country, from the Northern Cape to Mpumalanga. After a few dry years, water shortages in Nelson Mandela Bay have seen companies close their doors and jobs lost; Cape Town suffered similarly a few years before. These events were predictable. And, in other parts of the country, many potential climate disasters have been avoided because early actions were taken to address risks identified using available hydrological information.