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.

Campaigning for a water-wise university The Green Campus Initiative continues to work towards a sustainable UCT, with efforts to curb water use and increase recycling topping their 2018 agenda. 03 May 2018
Saving 100 litres per wash The rollout of 238 water-efficient washing machines across residences will help UCT to cut down its water consumption by half. 12 Apr 2018
Five key lessons other cities can learn from Cape Town’s water crisis In reflecting on Cape Town’s water crisis, Dr Kevin Winter highlights the ways in which cities can plan for water uncertainty. 05 Apr 2018
Climate risk expert wins Piers Sellers prize Professor Mark New, director of UCT’s African Climate and Development Initiative, has won a prestigious international award for his world-leading contribution to solution-focused climate research. 20 Mar 2018