It was a day of deliberation over the state of South Africa’s water resources as FMCG giant Unilever hosted a water symposium at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Johannesburg to promote awareness of the importance of water conservation for future generations.
According to Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan, water shortages are already affecting many parts of the world. By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity and two-thirds in water-stressed conditions.
The programme featured an informative line-up of speakers including interactive round table discussions with water industry experts and attending guests over the current challenges of water scarcity and water quality, which emerged as the focal points for discussion.
Toasting to a day of productive talks and positive outcomes were a host of delegates including Unilever representatives; academics with an interest in water issues; some of the country’s leading water players; corporate companies; water boards and members of the media.