I found this fantastic blog, which tells the story so much better than I could. Of course it relates to another city, in another country, but it’s well worth a read.
Basically, a US study found that if a city captured and used the rain that fell on its rooftops, it could meet the water [...]
Wind and solar photovoltaics require no water to generate electricity. Conserving energy and becoming more energy efficient doesn’t require a drop. [...]
South African cities need to prepare for rapidly increasing oil prices, unpredictable rainfall patterns and fresh water demand [...]
CAPE TOWN has in the past year experienced one of its worst rainfall figures in almost 90 years, and a sustained drought could deplete the region’s fresh water supply. [...]
The government has placed all emergency services on “high alert”. “Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa yesterday warned people living near dams and rivers to be cautious. [...]
The following graph is taken from the Department of Water Affairs and it clearly indicated that the Western Cape region could be threatened with severe water scarcity similar to that of the Southern Cape. [...]
Based on information from the Department of Water Affairs there will be exponential growth in the sale and installation of garden irrigation systems this summer. This is because the Western Cape has now entered a lower than average rainfall pattern (Drought cycle).
Based on historic information going as far back as the 1960, Cape Town [...]