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.

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
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 Republished
Calls to ease water restrictions premature Western Cape dams may be over 50% full, but that’s still not a good enough reason to immediately ease water restrictions says UCT’s Kevin Winter. 10 Jul 2018