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Launch of the drought portal web portal of the Water Research Commission

The Water Research Commission (WRC) of South Africa has launched a unique online drought portal that will provide visitors with useful information on the current drought and links to various other drought-related websites. The 'Drought SA' portal will be an ongoing project and will be continuously populated with fresh research and knowledge that will empower visitors.

The Water Research Commission (WRC) of South Africa has launched a unique online drought portal that will provide visitors with useful information on the current drought and links to various other drought-related websites. The 'Drought SA' portal will be an ongoing project and will be continuously populated with fresh research and knowledge that will empower visitors.

South Africa is a water-stressed country and is on an economic growth pathway that is very water intensive. This, together with a combination of population growth and change in quality of life, indicates that need to have a lot more water available will increase in the future.

There is a growing realisation that South Africa requires a long-term, national drought policy and strategy to mitigate the risk of future occurrence of drought. In particular, the WRC has identified the need for science-based mechanisms and monitoring that will deliver timely information to decision-makers and so strengthen risk management measures and preparedness plans.

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published on 2015/06/22 07:59:25 GMT+0 last modified 2018-07-16T12:37:19+00:00