Innovations in the SA water sector
In 2013, the Royal Danish Embassy in Pretoria, together with WWF South Africa, began a partnership to enable Danish-South African collaboration in the water sector. The project began with an exchange visit to Denmark by more than 20 representatives from South African water institutions and local government, including the Department of Water and Sanitation and the South African Local Government Association. Hosted by State of Green, the official green brand for Denmark, the South African delegation visited Danish companies and organisations implementing cutting–edge solutions to universal water issues. South African-Danish partners were then invited to submit proposals to collaborate on the development of innovative pilot projects to be tested in the South African context.
‘Innovations in the SA water sector: Danish investment into water management in South Africa’ contains the results of the projects that were selected to demonstrate innovation and skills development in the South African water sector. The projects were implemented during 2014 and 2015 across the country, from the Western Cape to the far reaches of Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces.
These pilots have demonstrated exciting new innovations in technology, skills and management systems that can support a stronger water sector and more efficient, productive water use. Water connects us all, and these projects have connected a range of committed partners from the north and south in building a more water-secure future.