South Africa

Elephants in South Africa

Water Challenges

Based on rising population, economic growth projections, and current efficiency levels, demand for water is expected to rise by 17.7 billion m³, while water supply is projected to amount to 15 billion m³, representing a 17% gap between water supply and demand by 2030.

Our Role

The Sustainable Water Partners Network (SWPN) is an informal and voluntary platform with nearly 50 members. Within the network, innovative ideas are being developed that leverage the strength of the public and private sectors.


The SWPN supports government efforts to develop and sharpen programs in six areas: agriculture supply chain; water efficiency and leakage reduction; effluent and wastewater management; sanitation; skills development and transformation; and water stewardship.


The SWPN was awarded the 2018 State-of-the-Art Partnership of the Year Award in the clean water category at the 2018 Partnership for Growth (P4G) Summit in Copenhagen as part of a global showcase of innovative private-public partnerships that have made a significant impact in driving sustainable development and climate action.

Key Partners

Click here for a list of our key partners in South Africa.