Transforming Water Management in South Africa
One of the early set of reforms that South Africa embarked on after emerging from apartheid was in the water sector, following a remarkable, consultative process. The policy and legal reforms were comprehensive and covered almost all aspects of water management including revolutionary changes in defining and allocating rights to water, radical reforms in water management and supply institutions, the introduction of the protection of environmental flows, and major shifts in charging for water use and in the provision of free basic water. Over ten years of implementation of these policy and legislative changes mean that valuable lessons have already been learned and useful experiences gained in the challenge of effective water resources management and water services provision in a middle income country.
Features new essays and case studies from South Africa on the challenges and success of implementing wide reaching water reformProvides stimulating text that will engage decision-makers, professionals, researchers and students in the practical challenges of water policy reform and implementationContains graphs and diagrams to convey key ideas