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Climate change expert bags Social Responsiveness Award
For her research on the Mother City’s once-in-a-century drought, UCT has presented Associate Professor Gina Ziervogel with the 2020 Social Responsiveness Award.
15 Oct 2021
Water in the Anthropocene in South Africa
As South Africa’s Water Week continues, Dr Kevin Winter from UCT’s Future Water institute considers South Africa’s current and future water situation.
20 Mar 2020
Water (in)security: the art of resilience
Research in UCT’s Global Risk Governance Programme has taken a look at the effects of people opting for off-grid solutions in response to recent periods of drought.
18 Mar 2020
Use what you have before you take from others
At the start of South Africa’s National Water Week, Professor Neil Armitage looks at the City of Cape Town’s current and future sources of water.
16 Mar 2020
Peninsula Paddle: 10 years on
The upcoming Peninsula Paddle, in partnership with UCT’s Future Water Institute, will continue to challenge the City of Cape Town about the state of the city’s waterways.
12 Aug 2019
Managing the Berg River Dam overflow
Dr Kevin Winter, from UCT’s Future Water Institute, argues that the health of the Berg River Dam and river system requires a comprehensive monitoring plan.
30 Jul 2019
Lessons from a record-breaking drought
Multiple perspectives are key to building resilience according to Gina Ziervogel’s latest research into Cape Town’s water crisis.
24 Jul 2019
Cape Town’s Water Strategy: what to watch
Dr Kevin Winter, from UCT’s Future Water Institute, draws attention to the new Cape Town Water Strategy and how its progress can be monitored.
22 Jul 2019
Key lessons from Cape Town drought
Cities must build their capacity to adapt to the impacts of climate change, and the Cape Town drought experience has many good lessons to offer.
03 Apr 2019
‘Progressive’ new water strategy for Cape Town
Ordinary Capetonians, already well acquainted with the narrative of “Day Zero”, appear to be key to the City of Cape Town’s “progressive” new water strategy.
18 Feb 2019
Cape Town’s drought under the microscope
PhD candidate Precious Mahlalela dedicated her masterʼs thesis to understanding the cause of the Mother City’s recent drought and received recognition in a top international journal.
29 Jan 2019
Global warming: Severe drought risks to City
Climate models vary but all show that the risk of drought in Cape Town has increased substantially because of global warming.
20 Dec 2018
Harvesting storm water from the Liesbeek River
Three Biological Sciences students have made their mark with their first-ever publication on the role of the Liesbeek River in the management of Cape Town’s water crisis.
26 Nov 2018
Future-proofing SA’s water supply
Along with closing the gap between supply and demand, South Africa must urgently implement a water security plan in order to protect its future supply.
09 Nov 2018
Working towards a water-sensitive Cape Town
When it “forgot to rain” in Cape Town, the city went on water-saving alert. Now it’s time for a holistic approach to future water management.
22 Oct 2018
Water: the most precious resource of all
The days of taking water for granted are over, with individuals and industry equally responsible for protecting this most precious of all resources.
17 Sep 2018
Water outlook: what next for Cape Town?
World Water Week 2018 is an appropriate time to reflect on the current and future use of precious water resources, says UCT water expert Dr Kevin Winter.
27 Aug 2018
Moving towards a water-sensitive campus
With water-saving interventions still top priority in the Western Cape, the Green Campus Initiative and Future Water have hosted a forum examining UCTʼs policies and progress.
23 Aug 2018