The Air Quality Act mandates large South African industrial groups to implement emission management and monitoring equipment.
The guiding policy document is the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry's 2009 Framework on Water for Growth and Development.
This document tasks major coastal cities to urgently consider this technology.
At current consumption rates, South Africa will be using more water than it has by 2025, according to the water affairs department.
By 2030, it will be using 17% more, according to the 2030 Water Resources Group.