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.

Global warming: Severe drought risks to City Climate models vary but all show that the risk of drought in Cape Town has increased substantially because of global warming. 20 Dec 2018 Republished
Harvesting storm water from the Liesbeek River Three Biological Sciences students have made their mark with their first-ever publication on the role of the Liesbeek River in the management of Cape Town’s water crisis. 26 Nov 2018
Future-proofing SA’s water supply Along with closing the gap between supply and demand, South Africa must urgently implement a water security plan in order to protect its future supply. 09 Nov 2018 Republished
Working towards a water-sensitive Cape Town When it “forgot to rain” in Cape Town, the city went on water-saving alert. Now it’s time for a holistic approach to future water management. 22 Oct 2018