SADC Threatened by Water Quality Deterioration

5 Feb 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

— Southern Africa's otherwise adequate water supplies from aquifers and rivers are being threatened by rising pollution levels from industrial wastewater discharges. The problem is especially acute in countries such as South Africa and Zimbabwe. In a new report called "Water Quality Management and Pollution Control," presented to the South African Development Community (SADC), Ngonidzashe Moyo, a freshwater biologist at the University of Limpopo in South Africa, and Sibekhile Mtetwa and other water resources development experts warn that overall quality of water supplies in the SADC region is under imminent threat...

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