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2017

Ongoing grassroots and scientific research (since 2017). Scientific reports on state of soil, water and infrastructure sponsored by Nandos and Victoria Yards.

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2018

The Citizen-led initiative which was working on the river was formalised into the organisation Water for the Future & registered as non-profit company.

An Environmental Management Plan from the scientific reports was developed and sponsored by UJ Peets

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2019

First co-designed functional bioswale – “Eco Tree Seat” – with Johannesburg Road Agency (JRA) and Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA).

Timbuktu kids ‘Droplet Treasure Hunt’ educational programme supported by Makers Valley

Official endorsement of project by Dept. of Open spaces and Biodiversity as well as part of Upper Jukskei catchment remediation plan and City of Johannesburg

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2020

Water for the Future received Section 18A Tax Exemption Status as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO)

Invasive Alien Plant removal programme, Water Monitoring and Weather Station established, Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) plan developed