Most megacities in the world in the past decade emerged in Asia and Africa (Belhassan, 2021). Carbon emissions from megacities are a major human contribution to climate change that will negatively affect developing communities in southern Africa.
Climate change and population growth are well-known factors of water stress in urban areas that manifest mainly through changes in the water cycle. Urban challenges of climate change include droughts, floods, melting glaciers, sea-level rise and storms that intensify with rapid urbanization, and have a devastating impact on water quality and economic growth in a water scarce country like South Africa.
Climate change will exacerbate water shortages in many parts of southern Africa particularly the water scarce locations in the region. The African continent is faced with the problems of managing the increasing risks and negative environmental impacts of climate change and urbanization. By 2050 it is predicted that 67% of the world population is expected to be living in urban areas (UN 2011), with the most rapid levels of urbanization taking place in developing countries (Zhang 2016).
It is important to design climate resilient systems, for refined implementation, and effective maintenance of water infrastructure. Too many fast-growing African cities are urbanizing before they get industrialized, which creates a problem that will be fatal for future generations.
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