Cape Town water crisis




Cape Town is in the midst of the worst drought in living memory. At UCT, researchers have been busy behind the scenes analysing the causes of the current drought, looking into water usage in the city and on campus, studying how our neighbouring countries have successfully been dealing with drought, and looking for ways in which we can save water while there is still time.

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 Republished
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


 
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