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.

Water outlook: what next for Cape Town? World Water Week 2018 is an appropriate time to reflect on the current and future use of precious water resources, says UCT water expert Dr Kevin Winter. 27 Aug 2018
Moving towards a water-sensitive campus With water-saving interventions still top priority in the Western Cape, the Green Campus Initiative and Future Water have hosted a forum examining UCTʼs policies and progress. 23 Aug 2018
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 Republished
The interdisciplinary approach of Future Water Solutions to intractable problems may need expertise from multiple disciplines. 21 Jul 2018