Will Cape Town Escape Its Water-Starved Fate?

I am sure by now many of you are aware of the major water crisis facing Cape Town, South Africa, as a result of dwindling water levels in their reservoirs and an increase in water demand. The article below by Lucas Joel, provides further details on the issue.

Source: Will Cape Town Escape Its Water-Starved Fate?

How Not to End Up Like Cape Town

Janice Kaspersen, editor of the Stormwater Magazine highlights Cape Town’s impending water crisis and some projects that other cities in the Unites States are implementing in order to ensure that such a crisis does not overtake them in the article provided below. You can even comment on your own ideas to prevent such a crisis after reading the article.

 

How Not to End Up Like Cape Town

 

Cape Town Water Woes

Water is life, and most people, while they may not wish to conserve water in the way that they should, they definitely know that they can’t live without water. Yet, in Cape Town South Africa, due to three years of below average rainfall and drought conditions, officials have stated that water levels are very low with the possibility of the water supply running dry in as much as ninety (90) days.

One can read the full details of the article published by Guy Birchall here.

However, I hope that such an occurrence serves as a warning to other persons that we all need to play our part in conserving water, especially when climate change creates unfavorable conditions that one is not accustomed too.

Image showing Low Reservoir Levels
Cape Town may become first city to run out off water

With news of the Cape Town water crisis spreading reports have confirmed that a woman named Talita van Der Heever has been able to come to Cape Town residents’ aid through the social media tool Whatsapp which one can read about by following this link: Social media steps in to aid Cape Town water crisis.

Talita van Der Heever
Talita Van Der Heever (L) uses Whatsapp to help Cape Town due to impeding water crisis in April (sourced via MSN.com: Social media steps in to ease Cape Town water crisis)