South Africa Departments and Organizations

Water Research Commission


Department of Water and Sanitation 


DWS Drought page 

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Department of Agriculture, Forestry, & Fisheries 

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Local Water Service Providers

These sites provide specific information on the activity of bulk water suppliers in South Africa. The links provided below are those with dam levels and up-to-date drought information, but other suppliers can be found on the South African Association of Water Utilities website (below).

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Umgeni WaterKwaZulu Natal

Mhlathuze WaterKwaZulu Natal

Amatola WaterEastern Cape SAAWU: SA Association of Water Utilities


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Bloem Water:Free State (Gariep Dam, Rusfontein Dam, Welbedacht Dam, and Knellpoort Dam)

Rand Water:Gauteng, South Africa's largest bulk water supplier


Drought Resources

NIWIS Drought Status and Management: This page from DWS provides resources from the NIWIS dashboard about the drought status, including dam levels, rainfall, interventions, and status reports.

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DWS NIWIS dashboard: The DWS National Integrated Water System contains numerous inormative data-sets related to water in South Africa.



African Flood and Drought Monitor: Developed at Princeton University and provides interactive maps for monitoring various drought- and flood-related parameters updated by African officials.

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Kobus Botha South African Weather Photos

This website provides a collection of up-to-date weather data and photos for Southern Africa from many sources

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Drought Resources from the California Drought Living with California's drought

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 Save Our Water: Resources on water conservation

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H2ouse: Resource for saving water in the home