Southern Africa Shows the Way With Water

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JOHANNESBURG - Professor Anthony Turton, a trustee of the Water Stewardship Council of Southern Africa, says water remains key to the development of the Southern African Development Community, otherwise known as SADC.
The SADC Water Protocol, which outlines the practical implementation of management, protection and use of the shared watercourses in the region, is regarded globally as a model example of regional water integration.

“Energy is a national developmental constraint for many countries, but if the hydro potential of SADC is fully realised then regional energy security will replace national deficiencies,” Turton said.

Currently, about 70 percent of the region’s water is shared between two or more countries. (END//2013)

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