Namibia: Central Towns to Run Dry By September
NamWater's top executive predicts that towns in central Namibia, including Windhoek, will run dry by September 2016 unless the rainy season refills the three main dams supplying these towns.
This was revealed by NamWater CEO Vaino Shivute during an in-depth interview with Inside Southern Africa (ISA) about the water shortage challenges Namibia is facing. He said the situation would not improve if nothing is done in terms of enhancing water supply and reducing consumption.
Shivute spoke about how water shortages will affect households, businesses and the Namibian economy at large and shed some light on the severity of the looming crisis, saying the only solution would be to tap underground water sources.