2018-02-26: Water scarcity in Cape town

Post date: Feb 26, 2018 8:01:18 AM

Interesting story we see developing here. As always we seem to focus on managing the supply side and blaming it on climate change and sea level rise. The underlying questions are much more important. How do we manage scarce resources in these megacities? How do we curb demand, and especially, how do we curb waste of water? The resource is still plentiful, but the waste and neglect is just too much. The largest challenge for the coming years?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-42982959

(source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cape_Town_water_graph_Jan_2018.svg)