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.
UCT urgently needs WATER CHAMPIONS
Water champions can help to build water awareness and improve water management by:
||Printing and displaying water posters||
||Displaying and updating videos and notices on monitors|
||Arranging discussions on water saving and reuse of water|
||Encouraging applied research directed at improving water management|
||Collecting and distributing stories about what it means to be living in a city with a water crisis|