University Of Cape Town Water Crisis

University Of Cape Town Water Crisis

University Of Cape Town Water Crisis, At UCT our researchers have been analysing the causes of the current drought, monitoring water usage on campus and in the city, and looking for ways to save water while there is still time. As part of UCT’s water-saving campaign, all members of the campus community are encouraged to reduce their water use by half, which will help Cape Town to meet its water-use goals and ensure a water-sustainable university in the future.

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Please report it immediately to the 24-hour Maintenance Helpdesk on +27 (0)21 650 4321/2.

Water is an increasingly precious resource. The region is presently undergoing the harshest drought on record. The dams and reservoirs feeding the municipality are at record lows.

In response, the UCT executive has formed a Water Task Team that:

  • raises awareness of water-related issues
  • develops contingency plans
  • implements water-reduction strategies.

The Water Task Team is an advisory group that facilitates a new water consciousness on campus and drives water-saving activities. It falls under the portfolio of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Loretta Ferris and is chaired by Dr Kevin Winter. Communications are handled by the Water Desk. Contact Jessica Fell on +27 (0)21 650 5671.