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.

The politics of water The provision of water in Sub-Saharan Africa is characterised by two major trends. On the one hand, populations are increasing – in many cases rapidly. 20 Mar 2018
Will there be more rain this winter? With the winter creeping ever closer, Capetonians are hoping for a wet season. But what kind of rainfall can the city expect? 16 Mar 2018 Republished
Preparing for an uncertain water future Dr Kevin Winter joined Mike Bloomberg, the UN’s new Special Envoy for Climate Action, on a tour of Theewaterskloof Dam to discuss local climate change. 09 Mar 2018
UCT responds to City’s new water tariff With the City's new water tariffs in place, UCT's water bill will soon become unaffordable. How is UCT cutting costs and, more importantly, saving water? 06 Mar 2018