Water supply in an increasing number of rural and peri-urban communities in South Africa can be described as marginal. This means that it is subject to failure, becoming unaffordable or increasingly difficult to access. This can be caused by a … Continue reading New Paper on Water Marginality
There has been an increased interest in an emergency or temporary housing as a result of COVID-19. Emergency housing is developed to accommodate people displaced by flooding, fire, social unrest and COVID-19 mitigation programmes. The National Housing Code developed by … Continue reading A Sustainability Specification for Emergency Housing
Climate change and rapid urbanization have meant there is increasing pressure on water supplies in cities and towns in South Africa. This has lead to water shortages and unreliable supplies. It is, therefore, becoming increasingly important to understand whether there … Continue reading Making Houses Water Resilient
The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) indicates that ‘multiple synergies will be required to achieve the goals of sustainable development, including climate adaptation and mitigation, poverty eradication and reducing inequalities’. So what might these synergies by? This is explored … Continue reading What are ‘Multiple Synergies’?