WINDHOEK, March 23 (Xinhua) -- City of Windhoek Councilor Tekla Uwanga said Namibia had to prioritize saving water as the African nation marked the World Water Day for the second day on Thursday.
"The city has a long tradition of replacing portable water from waste water, this demonstrates the commitment from the City of Windhoek, the government and the water sector to harness the limited water resources in order to meet the ever-growing demand of water," said Uwanga.
She commended Windhoek residents on their efforts to save water to tide over the challenging year, which was marked with a global drought.
The recent rainfall in the country has increased dam levels, but the councilor urged residents to continue to adhere to the City of Windhoek's water-saving campaign.
World Water Day is marked globally on March 22. In Namibia, the day is commemorated on two days. This year, the commemorations were hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry and the City of Windhoek under the theme "Healthy wetlands and innovative water and waste water management for improved livelihood."