drought relief

 
City of Cape Town requests relaxation of water restrictions
City of Cape Town requests relaxation of water restrictions
The City of Cape Town has asked the national department of water and sanitation to marginally relax water restrictions for Capetonians after dam...
Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades
Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades
After his wheat crop failed and wells dried up, Ghulam Abbas sold his animals and joined thousands of other farmers migrating to cities as...
Eastern Cape towns to start 'water shedding' as dam empties
Eastern Cape towns to start 'water shedding' as dam empties
Water will be cut off in the towns of Hankey and Patensie in the Eastern Cape from Monday and only switched on again for short periods to stretch...
National dam levels rise higher than in 2017 ― water department
National dam levels rise higher than in 2017 ― water department
Dams across the country have collectively reached nearly 80% capacity – rising above levels recorded this time last year, the Department of Water...
Capetonians continue to save water
Capetonians continue to save water
Capetonians have made a “considerable achievement” in lowering water consumption even after the announcement that Day Zero will not be expected...
Cape farmers lose 25% of orchards, vineyards as result of drought
Cape farmers lose 25% of orchards, vineyards as result of drought
Drought-stricken farmers in the Western Cape have had to abandon at least a quarter of their high-value vineyards and deciduous fruit orchards...
R6-billion for drought relief
R6-billion for drought relief
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize says there is R6-billion allocated for disaster relief in the...
Why UNESCO's 'natural solutions' to water problems won't work in Africa
Why UNESCO's 'natural solutions' to water problems won't work in Africa
Each year UNESCO releases a World Water Assessment Report, a document that explores potential solutions to the globe’s water problems. The
Maimane: #DayZero will not occur in 2018
Maimane: #DayZero will not occur in 2018
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has announced that Day Zero will not occur in 2018 if water conservation continues and there is...
Bold steps needed for a 'new normal' that allocates water fairly
Bold steps needed for a 'new normal' that allocates water fairly
Discussions of the water crisis that has hit Cape Town tend to focus on supply and demand. In other words, a severe and unusual drought has created...
Day Zero: Scare tactics, science and solutions
Day Zero: Scare tactics, science and solutions
The City of Cape Town has come under significant criticism from civil society and concerned residents for its response to the worst drought the...
Drilling underway to access last 10% in Western Cape dam
Drilling underway to access last 10% in Western Cape dam
The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) says a plan is being worked on to access the remaining 10% of water still available in the Theewaterskloof Dam....

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