By Karan Chechi
With growing fresh water needs and limited fresh water resources, the South Africa water market is all set to see a new dawn.
The eccentricity of the desalination technology and its market is many a times taken in a whimsical way by various water industry experts and public officials. South Africa was not an exception to this trend until some time back when the Middle East trailblazing followed, not only there but around the globe. Further on, being a water scarce country, especially when surrounded by water, in itself is an economic curse not only for South Africa but for any other nation for that matter.
According to a recently published report by TechSci Research “South Africa Desalination Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2017” South Africa water desalination market is all set to grow at CAGR of 28% for next five years. The growing water demand and the depleting water resources has made it imperative for the South African administration to look at Desalination for their growing water requirements. Recent developments in the market are taking place in the form of new plants being set up by the municipalities and this trend will follow for a long time as the Desalination market in South Africa is still a niche market. Moreover the technological advances in the Desalination industry is forecasted to give a much awaited thrust to this market in South Africa.
“South Africa desalination market is at its nascent stage where the government has recently started encouraging it for meeting fresh water demand in the country. It is forecasted that number of plants in South Africa will triple by 2017” said Karan Chechi, Research Director at TechSci Research a global research based management consulting firm.
Characterized by periodical and on-going droughts coupled with the growing water needs of the inhabitants and the other industrial and agricultural consumers, South Africa has very little to further leverage on its existing water resources and more so when they too are limited. “Fresh water is a scarce resource and in many areas is reaching its limits, which implies that South Africa may well have to adopt desalination to enable reuse of available freshwater and to tap into seawater as a potential resource for coastal areas” said Solly Mabuda Chief Director of integrated water resource planning with Department of Water Affairs in an interview with Engineering News.
“South Africa Desalination Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2017” gives a detailed and unprejudiced overview on the Desalination market in South Africa. The report has critically evaluated all the aspects related to water market and helps the reader to get a complete overview on the latest trends and the market potential of the technology of Desalination in South Africa.