Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into separate reports under the banner Midyear Briefs, and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, petrochemicals, oil and gas, road, rail and ports, steel, manufacturing, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This five-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the water sector over the past 12 months. The report examines South Africa’s widening water gap amid high demand for water and relatively low water availability, as well as poor water-use behaviours, water degradation and crumbling water infrastructure.
This brief draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of sources of information published on Engineering News and Mining Weekly websites, as well as of information available in the public domain.
This brief does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.