Author Archive | Sam Braid

Day Zero still a reality

Climate scientist skeptical that the much needed above-average rainfall will fall in 2018, much needed to avoid Day Zero. Level 6B Restrictions still in place. https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/day-zero-2019-highly-likely-for-cape-town-say-climate-scientists-20180502

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Iceberg is not feasible

A recent article about the proposal to tow an iceberg to the West Coast of the Cape has not been commissioned by City of Cape Town. The proposal is being developed by Nick Sloane, Ocean Salvage Operator. Before being considered it requires extensive detailed specialist studies including environmental impact, international water law, infrastructure needs assessment, […]

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Day Zero pushed back to 2019

As the City counts on normalised rainfall for 2018, and small augmentation schemes are scheduled to come online, small rainfall events, and the reduced demand for water have enabled the City to push the date for Day Zero has back to 2019. This however does NOT mean the water restrictions have been cancelled for lifted. […]

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National Water Week 2018

Given the current drought being felt across the country, not just in Cape Town, access to water is no longer a given or entitlement, it is a luxury, and everyone needs to play their part in ensuring that we all have access to safe water. Section 27 of the Bill of Rights of the Constitution […]

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Cape Town Dam Levels

This weeks dam levels The Cape Town Metropolitan Area is currently suffering extremely low water supply, as a result of drought conditions coupled with increasing demand. The city has implemented Stage 4b water restrictions which limits the daily use per person to 87litres. The restrictions are aimed at reducing the demand on potable water supply. […]

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