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.
Working with nature to tackle drought
When facing drought, city planners often reduce the number of public spaces that need water, but there are good reasons for keeping nature in our cities.
03 Aug 2018
What caused the recent water shortage?
Dr Piotr Wolski from UCT’s Climate System Analysis Group asks to what extent the unusual climate and unusual water use has affected Cape Town’s water supply.
19 Jul 2018