Being Green John Richard focuses on The Drought Charge

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I’m sorry to start the B G year off with Water, but as this will be a dominant topic in the next little while, and since I am freshly returned from water-rich Gauteng, well, I can’t think of a reason not to.  Water-rich Gauteng – not really, there are severe demands on resources in Gauteng, but there have been reasonable rains and the water management has been integrated to some extent.  The Gautengers nod their heads and cluck sympathetically, adding  “we have restrictions too you know.”
 
How does the City of Cape Town plan to bring nearly 200 million additional litres per day online by the end of the month? 
 
Nathan Geffen and Aidan Jones, writing on the Groundup blog a month ago remarked that there are seven projects lined up.  These are designated by the Council: Monwabisi, Strandfontein, the V&A Waterfront, and Cape Town Harbour desalination plants; the Atlantis and Cape Flats Aquifer projects; and the Zandvliet water recycling project.  It’s highly unlikely that these projects will be completed ahead of schedule.
 
 
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