Pupils rewarded for their innovative water systems

eNCA reports that South Africa’s been going through deep waters when it comes to droughts. A lack of resources and badly planned, poorly maintained infrastructure, are also contributing to a brewing water crisis. But, young people are stepping up to the plate. Three high school pupils have each received university bursaries for their prototypes of innovative, sustainable and cost-effective water harvesting systems.

The judging panel says soon, these pupils’ ideas will be offered to the nation. “We need more innovative methods that are there so that we can use them. It’s going to save the department a lot of money. We will go back to the department and motivate for them so that their innovations do not go to waste. They can actually benefit the whole of South Africa.,” said Water Department Civil Engineer Gerald Sakoane. The dreams of these youths could help the country keep its head above water. Climate models are predicting the country will receive less rain and experience higher temperatures in future, further limiting the dwindling water supply.


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