SA economy can grow and avoid a water crisis - expert

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Municipalities have warned against water wastage as the extreme drought conditions in KZN continue.
Municipalities have warned against water wastage as the extreme drought conditions in KZN continue.
Ian Carbutt

Cape Town – Various steps are required to ensure South Africa can sustainably consume water without the taps running dry, a scenario-planning expert explained on Wednesday.

Alan Iny, a New York-based associate director and senior global specialist for creativity and scenarios at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), was in South Africa this week to present his ideas on planning for future water scenarios at a World Wildlife Fund conference, with a range of corporate, government and NGO representatives.

Iny pointed out that South Africa is using 98% of its water supply and that Cape Town has less than 90 days of water left if there is no further rain in the region.

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