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Cape Town after the Day Zero drought - what happened?

Seminar with Johan Enqvist, postdoctoral fellow at the African Climate and Development Initiative at the University of Cape Town

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In 2018, Cape Town came less than 100 days from having to turn off all household taps and enforce rationing through public distribution points. However, massive behaviour change helped cut water use by more than half, and the city is currently formulating new Resilience and Water Strategies to adapt to a new normal and avoid similar crises in the future.

In this presentation, former centre PhD student Johan Enqvist presents findings from research on Cape Town's response to its most severe water crisis on record.

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Read the Rethink.earth feature article The many layers of Cape Town’s water crisis

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