Surplus Water in South Africa by 2025

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"Water scarcity is not going away, in fact it is increasingly getting worse."

With a growing global population, the demand for potable water increases daily. In 1975, water scarcity was limited to a small number of countries in North Africa, Europe and the Middle-East. By 2000 water scarcity had spread to many large and densely populated countries in Asia.

How can we make a difference?

.... as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4...

In South Africa, we moved from a water stressed country to a water scarce country, and are currently the 30th driest country in the world. Predictions are, that by 2025, South Africa will form part of the ‘extreme scarcity’ category... Is it possible to turn this around and how can we achieve Surplus Water by 2025?



  • 1. DATA

    Know your history! What is your current/historic daily demand (Data)

  • 2. REFINE

    Install an AMR (Automatic Meter Reader) device (Refine). This creates continuous feedback

  • 3. OPTIONS

    Use the information to identify opportunities to improve efficiency through awareness, devices and measures (Options)

  • 4. PROCEED

    Implement the options

A growing movement

The #SurplusWater2025 movement has a growing number of dedicated companies and individuals joining the cause. Committed to make a difference and with a variety of skills and expertise already involved, we can assist with any of the DROP steps. Together, we can do this.

#SurplusWater2025 Achievements

Our combined efforts to date

  • +1.6 BILLION

    Litres of water saved

  • 481

    Monitors Installed

  • 32 Companies

    Joined the movement

Are you ready to get involved?

Let's Dive in!

Start running lean and claim your contribution to a Surplus Water 2025 reality. Step 1: Understand the Challenge. Sign up for Water Matters 101

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