On Thursday, April 12 at the World Affairs Auditorium in San Francisco, Pacific Institute Director of Research Heather Cooley will discuss Cape Town’s looming water shortage, how climate change and population growth impact urban water supplies, and what solutions are available.
Cape Town is experiencing massive water shortages, despite the city’s recent water conservation efforts. In mid-summer, residents’ water rations will be reduced from thirteen to six gallons per person, doled out at one of numerous collection points around the city. Climate change, inadequate infrastructure, and population growth are implicated in the shortage. In this respect, Cape Town is one of many global cities struggling to meet current demand for water or bracing for future shortages.
Heather’s presentation on Cape Town will take place from 6:30 to 8:00 PM on April 12 at the World Affairs Auditorium, located at 312 Sutter Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, California 94108.
Interested persons may register to attend here.