28 Feb '18, 10am

What could have prevented the Cape Town water crisis

After three years of unrelenting drought, the South African city of Cape Town is at risk of running out of water. The massive water shortage is the product of the worst drought in more than a century. Despite severe water restrictions, each resident is only allowed 50 liters, or just more than 13 gallons, per day — there's simply not enough water for the metropolitan municipality of around 4 million people. And while there is debate among officials that the city will run out of water in May, as was previously predicted, the drought-stricken area is still under considerable strain. In light of this crisis, water resources management officials in other municipalities may wonder how they can prevent a similar crisis from occurring . Cape Town and other municipalities facing water shortages and other water resource issues should therefore consider a Social Return on Investment...

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