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Three lessons learned from the drought

22 March 2017 9:35 AM
The Cape has 103 days of usable water left and Dr Kevin Winter sums up the three take-outs from this water-scarce time.

It's World Water Day and the Cape has 103 days of usable water left.

What have we learned?

Dr Kevin Winter of the Environmental and Geographical Science Future Water Institute, says there are three main take-outs from the drought.

1. Behavioural change as consumers use less water

Water consumers have shown a reduction in their use of water, there is greater awareness. We have reduced our demand for water by 32%. This time last year we using roughly 1.1 billion litres per day and we are now down to 750 million litres per day.

Dr Kevin Winter of the Environmental and Geographical Science Future Water Institute

2. Water resource management adapting to changes.

3. Opportunity to fast-track new initiatives.

We need to adapt quicker and smarter to adapt to this water scarcity.

Dr Kevin Winter of the Environmental and Geographical Science Future Water Institute

Take a listen to what we need to do to adapt to these water-scarce times:


This article first appeared on 702 : Three lessons learned from the drought


22 March 2017 9:35 AM

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