Our water supplies dependent on skills of foreign engineers

07 March 2016 - 02:30 By The Times Editorial

South Africa's drinking water is under threat not only from the drought but from a "chronic" shortage of engineers in municipalities.The Municipal Benchmarking Initiative report of 2015, compiled by the SA Local Government Association and the Water Research Commission, says that this country has not even a tenth of the number of water engineers needed to run municipal water networks adequately.

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