Dutch to advise drought stricken South Africa on sustainable water practices

first_imgSouth Africa is seeking the expertise of the Netherlands to help manage its scarce water resources amid a severe drought. The Netherlands plans to share centuries of knowledge and expertise around water management when it sends a delegation to South Africa this week.With more than a quarter of the Netherlands below sea level and 60 percent of the country classified flood-prone, the Dutch are no strangers to dealing with water-related threats.The Dutch delegation will explore issues of water quality, sanitation, water scarcity, and water safety both in terms of rain and flooding.South Africa is currently facing a water crisis with five provinces being declared drought disaster areas, which is threatening food security in the country.The country is looking elsewhere for sustainable solutions as continues to battle a shortage of water.last_img