Water is a basic human need and a fundamental resource essential to our existence, challenges brought about by its scarcity remind us how it sustains our world, lacking access to clean, reliable water sources, and communities face challenges.
The absence of water amplifies disparities within societies making the addressing of water scarcity a priority because when there is a shortage of water human life faces grave risks, including dehydration, illness from waterborne diseases, food scarcity and overall diminished well-being.
South Africa is currently facing significant water and sanitation challenges that have persisted for many years, these challenges are complex and they have social, economic and environmental implications, the government of south Africa are working around the clock to address the challenges of lacking water through initiatives that aim to improve infrastructure and provide equitable access to clean water and sanitation and also to promote sustainable water resources management.