Groundwater News Roundup (Feb-Mar 2018)

Here are a some of the water-related stories making news in the press.

‘Cape Town drought has done us all some good’

WHILE the Cape Town drought has gone down in history as one of the worst experienced in the country, WESSA’s regional committee member Patrick Dowling argues that there are a few good things that have come from it.


Cape Town water crisis

Cape Town is in the midst of the worst drought in living memory. At UCT, researchers have been busy behind the scenes analysing the causes of the current drought, looking into water usage in the city and on campus, studying how our neighbouring countries have successfully been dealing with drought, and looking for ways in which we can save water while there is still time.


First Visit to Latin America by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay

Launch of United Nations World Water Development Report at 8th World Water Forum

Paris/Brasilia, 16 March—The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, will travel to Brasilia (Brazil) on 19 and 20 March to launch the United Nations World Water Development Report at the 8th World Water Forum. This will be her first visit to Latin America, following trips to Africa and the Middle East.