Namibia's Capital Could Run Out of Water Sooner Than Thought

Windhoek has been plagued by drought since 2018, and residents have failed to reduce their use of water, adding to fears that the city's taps could run dry in two years. The city has officially declared a water crisis and will be implementing stricter water-use regulations.

Tap water (file photo).

  • Namibia:   Windhoek Declares Water Crisis

    Namibian, 13 May 2019

    THE Windhoek municipality's chief executive officer Robert Kahimise said the city will introduce stricter water-saving measures as of 1 June 2019 to reduce excessive water… Read more »

  • Namibia:   City Residents Fail to Curb Water Use

    Namibian, 26 March 2019

    WINDHOEK residents have failed to reduce their use of water since January this year, adding to fears that the city's taps could run dry. Read more »

  • Namibia:   Windhoek Acts On Climate Change

    Namibian, 20 June 2019

    THE city of Windhoek is working on a strategy to ensure water security and the protection of biodiversity and the ecosystem to make the city resilient to climate change, a senior… Read more »

  • Namibia:   Windhoek Water Bills Shock

    Namibian, 4 March 2019

    Hundreds of Windhoek residents were last week shocked to receive water bills that were twice or three times their normal monthly charges. Read more »

  • Namibia:   Drought Relief Not for the Well-Off - PM

    Namibian, 24 June 2019

    PRIME minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says the government's drought relief programme is only meant to benefit destitute and vulnerable communities. Read more »


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