Unless African cities improve water management many will face severe water problems by 2035.
It’s important to be wary of planting trees in places where none exist, or where there are significant water constraints.
Cape Town’s water crisis holds valuable insights for other cities that need to adapt to the realities of climate change.
Bangalore’s forgotten water wells are being revived, to help the city overcome centuries-old supply issues.
Climate change plus population growth means the city has to act soon.
Small solutions done properly can play a huge role in dealing with water scarcity.
When day zero arrives in Cape Town, the routine surveillance systems that monitor disease outbreaks will be enhanced to pick up new diseases.
The poor management of South Africa’s water is affecting the entire country.
Global examples show South Africa that desalination could increase water output.
A drought levy is being proposed for water scarce Cape Town. The levy is facing wide opposition and there are claims it’s punitive and punishes those trying to save water.
Developing a map of African countries’ water poverty levels offers a transparent analysis for policymakers, governments and organisations that deal with water issues.
The water crisis in South Africa’s Cape Town teaches us there’s more at play than just rainfall. Disasters like droughts means the issue must be seen from many different perspectives, like politics.
Water is increasingly becoming scarce as the climate changes. There are four changes that cities can make to adapt to water scarcity.
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.