There are a number of myths surrounding Cape Town's drought, one of them being that the city saw the crisis coming but didn't prepare for it.
Cape Town promised alternative water sources with the ongoing drought being declared a disaster. Its main strategy is water rationing but climate models are also being used.
Nigeria is rich in water resources. but poor management has led to water scarcity in the country.
Windhoek can teach Cape Town on dealing with drought. Technology alone is not enough.
There is an increasing demand for water in cities like Cape Town. The current drought exacerbates this. But there are ways to use and save water sustainably.
Scientists have found a way to pull water from the air using only energy from the sun.
Stormwater harvesting offers an alternative water supply source. It's almost entirely untapped in South Africa and could ensure improved water security across the country.
The current climate talks in Morocco are a golden opportunity for making strides on the adaptation of African agriculture. African countries need the tools necessary to do so.
Intelligent trade policies can help limit the threats, including food security, that come with an uneven distribution of water resources across the globe.
Can we predict where in the world will be water-stressed? Using a more fine-tuned model, researchers find there is no global water crisis, just local ones.
Water footprinting is meant to help countries use water more efficiently. But it may cause more problems than it solves.
California's drought is dragging on into its fifth year. What can the state learn from Australia's 15-year millennium drought?
The water crisis in South Africa could have been avoided through better planning.
The current drought in southern Africa is as a result of a powerful El Niño event. Better planning and forecasting could help mitigate the effects.