Conference on Water Management

Conference on Water Management

Harnessing water suitable for the needs of various industries requires an infrastructure that promises a steady supply, efficient equipment, and the reuse of resources. Producing potable water to meet the demands of an increasing urban population is getting increasingly difficult.

Infrastructure development and regulations have not kept pace with population growth and urbanization and as a result wastewater management has become a major challenge. Government has made significant efforts to reduce surface water pollution but they remain jeopardised by the lack of wastewater treatment. An estimated 160 million latrines and septic tanks contribute to 80% of the pollution of the national surface waters.

The reliability, financial sustainability and affordability of water supply and wastewater treatment services need urgent improvement. It is important that key steps are taken by various stakeholders to improve the situation.