Climate change could lead to tighter water quality regulations – SRK

Climate change is likely to contribute to the deterioration of water quality in South Africa’s rivers and dams which, SRK Consulting partner and principal water and environmental scientist Manda Hinsch says may result in water authorities “raising the bar” for water discharged by industry and mines. While both government and industry have aired concerns about climate change and its impact on water quantities, there has been “insufficient” attention paid to its effects on water quality.