What we do

Water Shortage South Africa was established to raise the awareness of water shortages in South Africa and to facilitate the resolution of this unsatisfactory state of affairs via multiple initiatives from grass roots to national levels.

We currently have four projects being implemented that address the causes of water shortages in South Africa:

  1. Public-Private Growth Initiative (PPGI)
  2. Independent National Water Regulator
  3. Water Lions
  4. Edupack

These initiatives address and unlock the causes of water shortages through the implementation and proliferation of the “Paradigm of Abundance” as opposed to the current very pedestrian and outdated “Paradigm of Scarcity” that limits solutions and economic growth.

We are also involved in the launch of The SA Water Chamber as a vehicle to catalyze the conversation between the public and the private sectors that will drive the implementation of water resilience strategies.

We thank you for your interest in addressing our country’s water shortages and would greatly appreciate any financial support that you can afford to help us show up and put water on the agenda for senior decision makers.


Coming up

18 July 2019 – Benoit le Roy will be presenting on the IWR at the Bronkhorstspruit Catchment Forum on Thursday morning

July 2019 – Business Unity South Africa presentation/workshop in Johannesburg on the need for an Independent Water Regulator

Ongoing consultation to international PhD students


What we have done recently

6 September 2019 – Benoit le Roy quoted in a Mail & Guardian article exploring the inclusion of an Independent Water Regulator by Minister Tito Mboweni in his recent policy paper

9-11 July 2019 – Benoit le Roy delivered a key note speech on Water Shortages at IFAT trade show at Gallagher Estate. Other speakers had this to say

27 June 2019 – Benoit le Roy delivered a master class on water at TUKKIES

24-26 June 2019 – Participated in Sustainability Week Workshops at the CSIR

20 June 2019 –  Benoit le Roy delivered a keynote address at the SAPOA conference in Cape Town titled “Are we experiencing a water crisis, or is our water in crisis?” 

20 June 2019 – Participation in SAPOA Roundtable feedback. Benoit reports some good news on the acceptance of the need for an independent water regulator

9 June 2019 – Bridgetti Lim Banda from Water Forum SA interviews Benoit le Roy on Root causes of the water crises

16 May 2019 – Benoit le Roy participates in Nation in Conversation panel discussion at NAMPO

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