World Water Day 2020

Posted on 20 Mar 2020

The World Water Day is just around the corner (22 March 2020)!

With this in mind, we would like to remind our clients and followers that our freshwater resources are of extreme importance in our water-scarce country. Compliance and aquatic monitoring studies therefore focus on the overall quality in line with the applicable legislated standards to aid our clients in achieving not only lawful compliance, but also to identify potential causes of water pollution and provide adequate remediation measures. Specific emphasis must be put on the current quality of our water resources. Reducing the overall pollution within our country and monitoring water quality will aid in improving the long-term water quality of the water resources, such as our beautiful rivers, that are flowing through the landscape.  

World Water Day 2020 places an emphasis on the link between water and climate change, as well as how adapting to the water effects on Climate Change can improve health and save lives. Managing the water cycle sustainably and reducing the usage of fresh water will not only reduce the greenhouse gas production, but will also contribute to the county’s growth and encourage sustainable development in different economic sectors. In an effort to be proactive and curb Climate Change, the South African government has put policies in place to reduce the overall production of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) and their emission into the atmosphere. The new Carbon Tax Act (Act no. 15 of 2019) forms one of these efforts and intends to provide for the imposition of a tax on the carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent of GHG emissions. “The carbon tax is an integral part of government’s package of policy measures to mitigate climate change as outlined in the National Climate Change Response Policy, National Development Plan and its Nationally Determined Contribution commitments under the 2015 Paris Agreement.”

If you wish to get more involved, or learn about World Water Day 2020, visit the official website at https://www.worldwaterday.org/.

For all compliance monitoring, specialist wetland and aquatic studies and carbon tax related works please feel free to contact ENVASS on 012 460 9768, or email us at info@envass.co.za. Have a great weekend, and a wonderful World Water day 2020!