Isibindi Africa Lodges are loyal supporters of the WWF who sent us this update of activities happening in KwaZulu-Natal…
Following the Journey of Water campaign and walk in November 2013, this successful campaign that connects urban water users to their water source areas makes a return this month. This week we’re taking a group of influential young South Africans and media representatives on a physical journey from catchment to tap. The walk will be officially launched by the Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation the Honourable Ms Pamela Tshwete and walkers will include rap artist ProVerb, LeadSA’s Catherine Constantinides, Miss Earth 2014, vocalists Aya Mpama, Nomsa Mazwai and Louise Carver, and presenters Azania Mosaka and Vuyo Ngcukana. We’ll start on Monday, 11 May at the foothills of the southern Drakensberg Mountains as we follow the path of the water system all the way to the heart of the city of Pietermaritzburg on Thursday, 14 May.
The Journey of Water will highlight the complexity of the water system on which we all depend, and emphasize the fact that water doesn’t come from a tap. During the campaign and the walk we will touch on the key issues that affect our country’s water security. We’ll also hear from those who are working at the frontline, trying to resolve those issues, protect our living landscapes and survive in areas where water and sanitation remain a daily challenge. We will be amplifying our key water stories and messages using social media, television, radio and print media.
The story of water is a universal one. Yet around the world various countries are facing water crises: e.g. the United States, Brazil, China and India to mention a few. Right on our doorstep, drought, pollution, erosion, land-use change, failing sewage works and alien plants are cumulatively placing pressure on our water resources.
This is why we’re going on this journey that will tell the story of our water. By following the campaign, you can join us as we traverse steep social and geographical gradients, uncover how we can water challenges and ultimately protect this most valued resource.
We invite you to embark on this journey with us – by finding out where your water comes from. Please go to www.journeyofwater.co.za
Water doesn’t come from a tap. Find out where your water comes from. Join us for the next chapter of Journey of Water.
The Journey of Water team