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Latest PAIA Requests for Environmental Records

Request to the Department of Water and Sanitation for access to the Climate Change Vulnerability Risk Assessment conducted in various catchment areas in South Africa (2 November 2018)

27 May 2019

At the briefing held before the Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation on 11 October 2018, the DWS stated that the “Climate Change Risk and Vulnerability Assessment”… had been conducted in the Vaal, Orange, Mzimvubu-Tsitsikamma, Olifants and Limpopo water management areas. [and there are] … findings for the Lesotho Highlands.

We following records were requested:

  • The internal report and/or findings of the DWS’ Climate Change Risk and Vulnerability Assessment conducted in the Vaal, Olifants, and Limpopo; and
  • Any risk and vulnerability report in respect of water transfer projects such as Lesotho Highlands and Mokolo and Crocodile River (West): Water Augmentation Project (MCWAP).
Department of Water and Sanitation
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Records received

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Section 24 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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