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WATER CONSERVATION AND DEMAND MANAGEMENT STRATEGY FOR THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR

South Africa is a semi-arid country where water is of critical strategic importance to all development, in any sector of the economy. Recognising the potential limiting effect that water could have on future economic expansion in this country, it is of utmost importance that this resource be optimally utilised to the benefit of all current and future users.

The National Water Act (Act 36 of 1998) (NWA) provides for water to be protected, utilised, developed, conserved, managed and controlled, in a sustainable and equitable manner.

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WATER CONSERVATION AND DEMAND MANAGEMENT STRATEGY FOR THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR