Climate Resilient Future for Megacities 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.

Municipal Water Resource Management

Improving public water and wastewater systems, is a key factor perceived to assist with the implementation of appropriate drought adaptation strategies. The public sector lacks local capacity to effectively manage water resources and protect capital investments as well as running costs of most of the failing infrastructure.