A trained scientist specialising in water resource management as a strategic issue, Professor Anthony Turton says he has been trying to get South Africans to take the water crisis in the country seriously for years.
Turton, who has a with a robust publication record, explains that the water crisis is not exclusive to South Africa but is, in fact, a global problem.
He adds that what is happening in the country is a microcosm of what is happening elsewhere. Turton says Queensland, a state in Australia has the same crisis as Cape Town. The area has not had sufficient rain in three years.
I recently participated in producing a documentary programme on Mediterranean climates around the world, where California and parts of South America have the exact problem. — Professor Anthony Turton, Trained scientist specialising in water resource management