Water challenges and drought in SA

South Africa is recognised as a water-scarce country.

In recent years, dam levels across large parts of the country have dropped drastically and cities have had to impose emergency measures, including rationing, to save dwindling water supplies.

There are many theories about what is causing this crisis. Research indicates it is a combination of factors including low rainfall, rising temperatures and climate change; high water consumption and wastage by citizens; badly planned and poor maintenance of infrastructure and the commodification of water resources. In this survey, we want to find out if citizens are well-aware of the challenges and are being water-wise.