Development Bank of Southern Africa showcases water infrastructure success stories

9th March 2022

Development Bank of Southern Africa showcases water infrastructure success stories

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) in partnership with National Treasury and the European Union will be hosting a webinar to showcase some of the success stories in addressing South Africa’s water challenges through the Infrastructure Investment Programme also known as IIPSA.  The webinar will take place on Thursday 17 March 2022 at 10:00-12:30 SAT.

“The objective of the webinar is to share some of the behind-the-scenes work involved in addressing the country’s challenges of water security and scarcity”, said Johann Lubbe, DBSA Disruption Specialist.

“One case study which will be unpacked at the webinar is the Western and Northern Aqueducts Project in eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal, which was made possible with support and funding from our partners who have made it possible”, he added.  The case study demonstrates how water security impacts positively on individuals, businesses, health and sanitation, and the environment.  

The DBSA is in the process of developing and Implementing the National Water Programme for South Africa. This is to support the entire water value chain specifically in the municipality sector. In line with the DBSA infrastructure development strategy, capital will be deployed using programmatic and blended finance strategies. The water programme will specifically address water re-use and non-revenue water supply, off grid sanitation, rural water supply and is part of the water capital expenditure programme for SA.

Register here to join in the conversation with two of SA’s largest Metropolitan Cities as they unpack the tangible water projects on the ground to preserve this important natural resource.

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