For centuries, Cape Town have had abundant water supplies, fed by heavy winter rains.
In years of average rainfall, the city gets three times the water it uses.
Models suggest that, on 21 April (aka “Day Zero”), after three years of the most severe drought on record, the taps will totally run dry.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed University of Cape Town Future Water Institute’s Dr Kevin Winter.
Winter looked into the history of the crisis in the context of South Africa and the world.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).
The anxiety levels are starting to rise in the city.— Dr Kevin Winter
We should’ve been at this level [of water restrictions] earlier.— Dr Kevin Winter
There is an improved management approach [by the city]…— Dr Kevin Winter
We will line up with our buckets… the catastrophe is incalculable…— Dr Kevin Winter
Everyone now has to pull together…— Dr Kevin Winter
We might get 20 or 30 millimetres on Monday.— Dr Kevin Winter
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