2015 National Water Week event: Launch of the WR2012 Website

On the 19 March 2015, during the 2015 National Water Week a  website was launched which provides country wide information to water resources experts on water resource analysis for South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. The website was demonstrated to an audience of water professionals by Royal HaskoningDHV's Dr Bill Pitman and Allan Bailey. The ground-breaking water resources study - WR2012 - is funded by the Water Research Commission (WRC) with support from the Department of Sanitation (DWS).
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Dr Ronnie McKenzie from WRP Consulting Engineers delivered a  keynote during this event and mentioned: "South Africa has a complicated system of water transfers and an economy that is very sensitive to water restrictions. In a severe drought, it is possible that water restrictions may have to be implemented after only two years and such a drought can last for many years. This can affect coal power stations, irrigation schemes, mines. The WR2012-study provides an improved hydrological assessment, which feeds into water resources yield assessment models and water resources planning models. It is therefore of critical importance to our country."

In top photo:
From Left : Mr Allan Bailey (Royal HaskoningDHV), Dr Bill Pitman (Private Consultant),
Ms Deborah Mochotlhi, Deputy Director General Planning and Information Management (DWS), Prof. Geoff Pegram
Back : Dr Ronnie McKenzie (WRP Consulting Engineers), Mr Wandile Nomquphu (WRC)

In bottom photo:
Dr Ronnie McKenzie (WRP Consulting Engineers)