“Water is Life: Respect it, Conserve it, Enjoy it,” a theme the rest of the world could probably learn from, is the mantra for Johannesburg's yearly National Water Week celebration. Promoting awareness and community participation, Johannesburg has invited students of all ages to submit essays about water conservation or artistic depictions with a chance of winning thousands of rands or state of the art computers.
This year the national water awareness week – spearheaded by the Department of Water Affairs (DWA) to reconcientise communities about the value of water – will be held from 18-24 March.
The department and other state organs – including the City of Johannesburg’s water entity, Johannesburg Water (JW) – will use the campaign to once again emphasise the need to conserve water and highlight the role that this scarce resource plays in eradicating poverty and under-development in South Africa.
This year’s theme is: “Water is Life: Respect it, Conserve it, Enjoy it.”
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