Young inventors work for a water secure South Africa

The Drop Saver, a device that can be attached to a tap to help prevent water leaks, is getting a lot of views at the World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. The invention is the brainchild of two teens from Heatherlands High School in George, Western Cape: Unam Halam and Faith Claasen.

Co-inventor Unam is currently participating in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition, which has seen students aged between 15 and 20 presenting innovations focused on water-based solutions.

Unam: "The Western Cape province experienced the worst recorded drought in history between 2016 and 2018. This period reminded us that water is a precious commodity and in order to ensure long-term water availability and supply, we have to start making water wise changes now.”

She dreams of seeing their invention being used nationwide and wants to keep educating people on the importance of saving water.


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