A senior researcher at the University of the Western Cape Professor Leslie Petrik believes the City of Cape Town is in denial of the state of water contamination in Cape Town for political reasons and warns that the state of pollution in and around the coast is deeply concerning. Professor[…]
After a short teaser of spring weather, winter is back and Cape Town residents can expect two more days of rain this week paired with chilly temperatures. The warmer weather the Mother City received last week will come to an end as both Friday and Saturday are expected to bring[…]
Dams supplying the City of Cape Town are 80.6% full, according to the municipality on Monday, but dams further afield are not filling up at the same pace. Collective water consumption is also inching up in Cape Town, with an increase of 20m litres per day from 588 to 608m[…]
Cape Town may have dodged Day Zero, but water scarcity will become the “new normal” and there is no way Capetonians can go back to using water as they did in the past, say scientists from UCT. What the City of Cape Town needs to do now in the breather[…]
During Cape Town’s recent water crisis which saw “Day Zero” looming and instilling a sense of fear and dismay in many Capetonians, the City of Cape Town made a last-ditch effort to secure desalinated water for the Central Business District (CBD) which would have supplied the City’s business and tourism[…]
Capetonians are using about 40 million litres less water a day than they are allowed to, even though the water crisis ended nearly five months ago. Experts say this could indicate a sea change in consumers’ understanding of the value of water. It could also be that the fear of[…]
While Cape Town’s average dam level is at 53.3% this week – double what it was this time last year – the City council is still pushing ahead with plans to get new water sources into the City’s supply system. City of Cape Town Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson said: “It’s[…]
The panic that emerged after Day Zero was announced was instrumental in getting Capetonians to cut water consumption substantially – but a water-saving programme driven by fear is not sustainable. This is the view of Gina Ziervogel, an associate professor at UCT’s Department of Environmental and Geographical Science, one of[…]
Cape Town collective water use has gone up again to an average of 565Ml a day after the City quietly moved Day Zero to 2019. “Unfortunately, usage has increased by 54 million litres per day from last week’s record low of 511 million litres per day,” said Deputy Mayor Ian[…]
The water crisis in the Western Cape is not unique, and will eventually spread to other cities, including Johannesburg. That’s according to Dr Anthony Turton, a professor at the University of the Free State, who says that cities such as East London and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape might[…]
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