This is an abstract from The HIPPO WATER ROLLER IMPACT ASSESSMENT REPORT - 8 SELECTED SITES (EC), dated 29 October 2012, by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR). Download Full Report. View theIMAGE GALLERY.
The DRDLR has been given the mandate by the President of South Africa to develop and implement a Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) throughout the country. The CRDP is focused on enabling rural people to take control of their destiny, with the support from government, and thereby dealing effectively with rural poverty through the optimal use and management of natural resources.
Addressing water scarcity and quality calls for an intersectional and multidisciplinary approach to water resource management. The approach needs to ensure the coordinated development and management of water and related resources in order to maximize economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems.