Agricultural water management scenarios for South Africa

Published: 13/12/2018

Water is the most critical resource for economic development and food security and more so in a water stressed South Africa. The Water Resource Commission (WRC) funds a project titled “Agricultural Water Management Scenarios for South Africa” and seeks to capture inputs and contributions from all agricultural water stake holders in South Africa. Mariana Purnell of Agbiz Grain recently participated in a meeting with the research team (from the University of the Free State) which is consulting all stakeholders through a series of small stakeholder workshops and two national symposia to develop scenarios for future agricultural water management in South Africa. The presentations were thought provoking. The WRC also anticipates that that these scenarios will influence future policy.


Agric water management scenarios for SA - 2030
University of the Free State 

Agriculture water management
African Farmers' Association of South Africa (AFASA)

Water in agriculture
Prof Anthony Turton

South Africa to 2030
Dr Frans Cronje

Climate extremes and climate change impact on future scenarios
Prof Sue Walker

Building scenarios: water management in the agricultural sector in SA
Chantell Ilbury