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UCT Libraries taps into water-saving campaign
Installing low-flow metered taps, encouraging staff to bring their own water to work and turning off HydroBoils are some of UCT Libraries' water-saving strategies.
26 Feb 2018
Finding opportunity in the water crisis
Associate Professor Lesley Green outlines ways in which the water crisis could prompt Cape Town to build a greener and more environmentally resilient city.
21 Feb 2018
Day Zero is meant to cut Cape Town’s water use: what is it, and is it working?
The possibility of reaching Day Zero - and the devastating consequences that it will bring - has focused everyone's attention on tightly managing water consumption.
20 Feb 2018
Help keep Day Zero at bay
You can do a lot in your office to keep Day Zero at bay. These five simple tips will help you start saving water today.
20 Feb 2018
Five signs that Day Zero may be averted
There are five things that could give the City more time to contain the water crisis and push Day Zero further out.
23 Jan 2018
A detailed look at the drought data
Facts are few, opinions plenty, on the cause of the water crisis.
22 Jan 2018
Cape Town’s drought levy
The City of Cape Town recently approved a drought levy that will be linked not to water use or water-based services, but to residential property values.
20 Dec 2017
Drought: Has Cape Town planned properly for Day Zero?
What happens when Cape Town reaches Day Zero – when the dams run dry, most taps are turned off and residents have to queue for water?
06 Dec 2017
How the world needs to change as regions get drier
In collaboration with partner organisations in Africa and India, UCT researchers have identified four types of change needed for adapting to increasing water scarcity.
29 Nov 2017
Water crisis: the more we know, the better we can respond
The current water crisis in the Western Cape has shown why we need transparent decision-making and better access to environmental information and data.
16 Nov 2017
Is Cape Town’s drought the new normal?
UCT’s Climate System Analysis Group looks at 100 years of data to give us an idea of the future of Cape Town’s rainfall patterns.
01 Nov 2017
What about rainwater harvesting?
With the rainy season drawing to a close, hydro-climatologist Piotr Wolski suggests that rainwater harvesting may help with getting through the dry months of 2018.
30 Oct 2017
UCT preparing for a water-sensitive campus
The current drought is an opportunity for UCT to use its water-sensitive urban-design expertise to showcase what it means to be a water-sensitive campus.
23 Oct 2017
Why Cape Town’s drought was so hard to forecast
Cape Town’s drought and associated water shortage has officially escalated to the level of a disaster, which comes with severe water restrictions.
20 Oct 2017
Student responds to Cape Town water crisis
Nkosinathi Nkomo has used knowledge garnered in UCT’s Department of Civil Engineering to develop a more affordable grey-water irrigation system.
19 Oct 2017
Cape Town’s water crisis: Can suburbia save the day?
Neil Armitage of UCT’s Urban Water Management research unit offers five reasons why the solution to Cape Town’s water crisis can be found in the suburbs.
27 Sep 2017
Harvesting the storms
Could the effective harvesting of storm water help to alleviate Cape Town’s water shortage?
19 Sep 2017
How severe is the drought?
Is the Western Cape’s current drought an extreme, super-rare event, or is it something that could be expected to occur every now and then?
31 Aug 2017