MUTSVANGWA, C., 2001. Management of water resources in Buluwayo city. IN: Scott, R. (ed). People and systems for water, sanitation and health: Proceedings of the 27th WEDC International Conference, Lusaka, Zambia, 20-24 August 2001, pp. 249-251.
The city of Bulawayo is the second largest city in
Zimbabwe with a population of about one million and is
the major industrial hub for the southern region. The
region is characterized by poor rainfall and has experienced
its worst droughts in living memory. The average annual
rainfall is 640mm and water rationing and restrictions have
been the means of supply. This research is aimed at finding
solutions to the current water shortages and possible ways
of improving efficiency in supply and distribution system.
The main objectives of the research are to evaluate current
sources of supply and to estimate water losses in the
distribution. Recommendations were made on ways of
improving efficiency in supply and possible future sources