Drought, Water Use and Land Subsidence

Drought impacts the public consciousness in a number of ways over time. Initially it is an awareness of the weather, followed possibly a shortage of water for non-essential purposes such as washing of cars or watering lawns, some food shortages as agricultural usage is restricted and eventually a shortage of drinking water. Along the way… Continue reading Drought, Water Use and Land Subsidence

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Western Cape / Southern Africa Water Situation

The Western Cape water crisis has eased considerably over the winter period to date much to the relief of residents who while still seeing no relief from the conservation measures at least do not have to confront the spectre of Day Zero when the taps would run dry. The table shows how the situation has… Continue reading Western Cape / Southern Africa Water Situation