Cape Town water map.
City of Cape Town
Cape Town's new water map shows users who are within the water restriction limit.
In Cape Town, slowing down residential water use is hugely important, residents consume 65%.
It’s important for the city of Cape Town to inspire residential trust in water restrictions. Without this, the harsh effects of the drought will be exacerbated.
Modern desalination plant on the shores of the Arabian Gulf where the most desalinated water is produced.
Desalination has been proposed as one of many strategies to deal with the water shortages. But the process is known to be expensive and harmful to the environment.
Cape Town’s main storage dam, the Theewaterskloof in May 2017 with 9% of water left in storage.
Early warning signs of a pending drought are difficult to recognise but cities will have to be better prepared for prolonged changes in weather patterns, so that it can respond quickly.
Cape Town is experiencing the worst drought in 100 years.
Windhoek can teach Cape Town on dealing with drought. Technology alone is not enough.
Water levels in Cape Town fell to 20% of their capacity.
Building resilience in Cape Town's water sector will require addressing risks like climate change, drought and flooding. Stormwater and groundwater are tipped as potential solutions.
Spending on older people is an investment, not a cost.
Older people require both psychological and nutritional support during drought and famine. Kenya needs to implement a comprehensive public health response that assists during emergency situations.
Droughts in South Africa has led to coordinated joint planning and partnerships to combat the problem.
Drought is a problem in South Africa and it affects farmers. As a result, farmers and government are working together to develop strategies.
People in Namibia are seeking ways to reduce vulnerability to problems like drought.
Understanding how drought is impacting on livelihoods and local governments can help in the development of longer term climate adaptation responses.