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Cape Town’s ‘Day Zero’ Water Crisis, One Year Later


On April 12, 2019, CityLab published attorney Christian Alexander’s story discussing the key reasons why the City of Cape Town, South Africa survived a historic drought and the worst potential municipal water crisis in modern history last year.  Parsing municipal policies, technical fixes, and public outreach strategies, the article provides insights for other cities facing increasing risk of severe weather events in an era of climate change.

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