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Development, Health and Well-Being Depend on Water: Why We Must Secure Our Water Source Areas Now

Development, Health and Well-Being Depend on Water: Why We Must Secure Our Water Source Areas Now

January 2018

This brochure was developed as part of the Securing our Water Source Areas Using the Law project. The brochure provides an introduction and background to our water source areas and their importance for our development, health and well-being; highlights threats to our water source areas; and outlines legal tools and measures that are available to protect our water source areas.

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Section 24of 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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