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South Africa's Water Needs Will Be Costly

Dec 26, 2014 | 08:56 GMT
Increased demand for already limited water resources could constrain South Africa’s economy in the coming decades while aging infrastructure could contribute to local shortages in the near term.

Over the coming decades, South Africa will face constraints associated with water availability that will have a broad impact on its economy and could temper economic growth. And in the near term, the country's dilapidated water infrastructure will likely contribute to an increase in localized water shortages. ...

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