#WaterWatch

Save like a Local water saving campaign aimed at Cape Town tourists

The City of Cape Town is set to kick off it's summer water saving campaigns in order to conscientise visitors coming to stay in the City during holidays.

According to Mayco member for water and waste services Xanthea Limberg, the City will be placing key water saving messages strategically across the City.

She says tourists will get to hear the messages even before they land in Cape Town. Water saving messages will be on flights to Cape Town, at the airport, the beach, museums and the City centre.

The campaign is themed "Save like a local"

We would like to extend that awareness and drive to our visitors.

Cllr Xanthea Limberg, Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; Energy

The City is also looking into a host of things to deal with its water crisis.

Limberg says the city will be starting to drill boreholes into the aquifers which should be providing water by end October, and the desalination plants which will be fully functional before the end of 2017, bringing in an additional 500 million litres of potable water per day.

We are looking at desalination and we at different stages of procurement...

Cllr Xanthea Limberg, Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; Energy

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies spoke to Hydro-Climatologist at UCT, Piotr Wolski about severe thunderstorms that hit Gauteng province on Monday, killing three people and injuring eighteen.

Are these weather patterns a call for concern?

According to Wolski, its hard to predict whether these changes in the weather are a long term thing because weather changes from time to time.

Read: #GautengStorm: 1 dead, 2 injured

We cant tell whether these trends will last for a longer time, they will probably reverse...

Piotr Wolski, Hydro-Climatologist at UCT

Global warming is the only consistent thing we see. The physics show us that the warming brings an increase in moisture in the atmosphere.... bringing high density rainfalls, but that's the theory. Whether it materialises in particular location it depends on many different factors.

Piotr Wolski, Hydro-Climatologist at UCT

To hear more from Xanthea Limberg listen below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
LISTEN: Cape Town City elaborates on water disaster plan

LISTEN: Cape Town City elaborates on water disaster plan

The City's Xanthea Limberg explains what each phase entails, adds that officials want to avoid worst case scenarios at all costs.

Huge study clearly shows how chopping and changing investments destroys wealth

Huge study clearly shows how chopping and changing investments destroys wealth

Trading is bad for your wealth. Bruce Whitfield interviews Galileo Capital Personal Financial Advisor Warren Ingram.

Expert critiques CoCT Water Disaster Plan

Expert critiques CoCT Water Disaster Plan

Prof Anthony Turton looks at some challenges with the City's water shortage plan and says some things needs to be revisited.

Are you eating hake dressed up as haddock? Consumer Commission thinks so...

Are you eating hake dressed up as haddock? Consumer Commission thinks so...

What's been sold and marketed as haddock in South Africa is actually smoked hake and the industry could be in hot water.

Young Nangamso shares how Red Cross Children's Hospital saved her life

Young Nangamso shares how Red Cross Children's Hospital saved her life

The 12-year-old has been treated at the hospital for nearly 6 years for Lupus and received a new kidney.

[WATCH] Day-Zero for water running out fast approaching?

[WATCH] Day-Zero for water running out fast approaching?

A government employee emailed John Maytham about what he or she believes is the real state of play with the Cape water crisis.

Top tips for water-wise gardening

Top tips for water-wise gardening

With the Cape firmly in the grips of a water crisis, Stodels has shared their top tips for gardening during a drought.

"Evaporation means building more dams is not a solution to water crisis"

"Evaporation means building more dams is not a solution to water crisis"

Water expert Anthony Turton says the loss through evaporation is a major engineering challenge and SA needs alternative storage.

Enviro expert raises red flag with City's ground water extraction plan

Enviro expert raises red flag with City's ground water extraction plan

The City is trying new ways to access an additional 500 million litres of water per day as it can no longer rely on rainfall.

City of Cape turns to groundwater to try curb its water crisis

City of Cape turns to groundwater to try curb its water crisis

Four areas identified for ground water extraction namely; Silwerstroomstrand, Cape Flats, Cape Peninsula and Hottentots Holland.

Solar company helps Cape companies save water and money

Solar company helps Cape companies save water and money

Northface Solar has come up with a way to tackle the Cape Town's water crisis by helping commercial and industrial properties.

Villiera Wines doing their bit to minimise water wastage

Villiera Wines doing their bit to minimise water wastage

John Maytham's three wine picks of the week are brought to you by Picardi Rebel

Popular articles
'I’ve never invested in the stock exchange. I know it too well'

'I’ve never invested in the stock exchange. I know it too well'

Bruce Whitfield interviews Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti (UP) about his attitude toward money (hopes, fears, successes, failures, etc.).

[LISTEN] Painting worth MILLIONS missing from Magashule's old office

[LISTEN] Painting worth MILLIONS missing from Magashule's old office

Investigative journalist, Pieter-Louis Myburgh says the artwork, owned by the Free State government, is worth between R6m and R8m.

DA: Whether you are from Switzerland or Swaziland, you must be documented in SA

DA: Whether you are from Switzerland or Swaziland, you must be documented in SA

The DA defends its immigration plans saying no country can afford not to secure its borders.

CT council to decide on charging De Lille following new forensic report

CT council to decide on charging De Lille following new forensic report

The Bowman Gilfillan report, yet to be made public, found that De Lille allegedly failed to report tender corruption to council.

Judge in Omotoso case dismisses defence application to recuse himself

Judge in Omotoso case dismisses defence application to recuse himself

Judge Mandela Makaula has dismissed the defence application saying it has no merit.

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Cheryl Zondi is testifying against Pastor Timothy Omotoso who is accused of rape and human trafficking in his Durban church.

Why Genetic Sexual Attraction isn't quite the same as incest

Why Genetic Sexual Attraction isn't quite the same as incest

Clinical sexologist Dr Eve unpacks the complex phenomenon of estranged relatives who are sexually attracted to each other.