Cape Town water crisis

At UCT our researchers have been analysing the causes of the current drought, monitoring water usage on campus and in the city, and looking for ways to save water while there is still time. As part of UCT’s water-saving campaign, all members of the campus community are encouraged to reduce their water use by half, which will help Cape Town to meet its water-use goals and ensure a water-sustainable university in the future.

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 Republished
‘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