Press release – South Africa implements Water Auditing Application to reduce irrigated water use

The Department of Water and Sanitation of South Africa has signed a long-term contract with South African Weather Service (SAWS), HydroNET and eLEAF to rollout the Water Auditing Application to support compliance monitoring and reduce unlawful irrigated water use.

The Water Auditing Application is a low-cost compliance monitoring solution to identify farms that use more water for irrigation than allowed. This information enables water managers to warn and raise awareness among farmers by showing them their water use compared to others.

The development of the Water Auditing Application has been supported by the ‘Business Applications’ programme of the European Space Agency (ESA) commissioned by the Netherlands Space Office (NSO).

Read the press release here.