Umvoto was the lead consultant for the Department of Water and Sanitation’s National Water Resource Planning Directorate on the development and subsequent support to the implementation and maintenance of Reconciliation Strategies for all Towns in the Southern Planning Region. This undertaking required the projection of domestic water demand, available water supply, associated intervention options and strategic recommendations for all populations in the Eastern and Western Cape. Together with our partners, Umvoto addressed all aspects of water supply and demand (and the intervention cycle), including water conservation and demand management, water re-use, groundwater development and desalinisation at a municipal level.
Umvoto was also the lead consultant for the Support to the Continuation of the Water Reconciliation Strategy for the Western Cape Water Supply System (WCWSS) effective 2013 to 2016. This project included the annual update of the water requirement projections, modelling of the water supply system to determine the current water availability, and development of additional strategies, such as the Cape Flats Aquifer management strategy.