South Africa & Lesotho showcase water project at World Water Forum
12 March 2012
South Africa.info - March 12. 2012
South Africa and Lesotho will show off their jointly managed Lesotho Highlands Water Project - one of the biggest engineering projects of its kind in the world - at the world's biggest gathering of water experts in Marseilles this week.
The World Water Forum (WWF), held every three years, is set to get under way in France's second-largest city on Monday.
The event -expected to attract 25,000 delegates to its sixth gathering since 1997 - will also likely serve as an opportunity to attract funding for South Africa's big water infrastructure building plans.
As announced in the recent national budget, the country is aiming to spend well over R60 billion constructing new and renovating old water supply and sanitation systems over the next three years.