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.
Key lessons from Cape Town drought
Cities must build their capacity to adapt to the impacts of climate change, and the Cape Town drought experience has many good lessons to offer.
03 Apr 2019
Cape Town’s drought under the microscope
PhD candidate Precious Mahlalela dedicated her masterʼs thesis to understanding the cause of the Mother City’s recent drought and received recognition in a top international journal.
29 Jan 2019