WaterCAN is a growing network of citizen science activists who are committed water guardians and willing stewards advocating for clean, safe and sustainable water. This is achieved by:

  • Using citizen science that empowers civil society
  • Managing water quality testing, data and information
  • Driving corrective actions through accountability and advocacy
  • Protecting South Africa’s water resources
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WaterCAN’s latest Press Releases

South Africa needs strong, ethical ministers for water and environmental ministries not destructive power politics

South Africa needs strong, ethical ministers for water and environmental ministries not destructive power politics [...]

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Tackling the Root Causes of Sewage Manhole Overflows in Our Municipalities

Tackling the Root Causes of Sewage Manhole Overflows in Our Municipalities Source: OUTA This article [...]

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Foundation laid for the creation of a KwaZulu-Natal Water Forum

Foundation laid for the creation of a KwaZulu-Natal Water Forum Civil organisations and senior officials [...]

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Carolina Eco Green and WaterCAN demand safe drinking water for Carolina

Carolina Eco Green and WaterCAN demand safe drinking water for Carolina Environmental organisation uses WaterCAN [...]

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Mining Operations Impacting Clean Water Access

Mining Operations Impacting Clean Water Access Bench Marks Foundation and WaterCAN Urges Enforcement and Support [...]

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Dirty water in Savanna City?

Dirty water in Savanna City? WaterCAN is concerned about reports of poor quality drinking water [...]

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How to jointly stop the water crisis from becoming a national catastrophe

How to jointly stop the water crisis from becoming a national catastrophe The water crisis [...]

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The lightning strike, the closed tap and the missing mayor: Joburg’s water crisis isn’t over yet

The lightning strike, the closed tap and the missing mayor: Joburg’s water crisis isn’t over [...]

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How to use the WaterCAN sample test kit

An initiative by

Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) is a registered non-profit civil action organisation funded by the South African public.

OUTA focuses on tackling corruption and the misappropriation of public funds. The Community Action Network (CAN) is an independent division of OUTA funded separately, and with its own management team. CAN seeks to substantially improve municipalities by empowering and strengthening the role of local community organisations and associations. To find out more about OUTA, visit www.outa.co.za.