Restore Wetlands to Secure Water Supplies
There are many opportunities to target ecological restoration to high-priority areas on a landscape, seeking to secure water and other ecological processes. Regional ecological sustainability planning needs to be intensified – seeking to ascertain the combination of protected, benignly managed and sustainable development zones sufficient to secure an areas environmental services.
SUSTAINABILITY: More Rehabilitated Wetlands in South Africa, More Water Supply
As South Africa's new government braces itself for the task of extending clean water supplies to more people, environmentalists are warning there may soon be little water to distribute if conservation efforts are not stepped up. They believe the country will run out of water by 2030 unless current water resources are better maintained. A key part of this challenge involves reclaiming areas known as wetlands.