Schools in drought-stricken areas are vulnerable to water shortages and may have to close because of health risks. Closing schools significantly affects the quality of education as teaching is disrupted and learning time is lost. The ‘Net-Positive Water Systems for … Continue reading Net-Positive Water Systems for Schools in Drought-Stricken Areas
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’?
There is increasing pressure on water and sanitation systems in South African human settlements. Droughts have reduced water availability in many areas. Ageing infrastructure and a lack of maintenance have contributed to water supplies being unreliable in some regions. Water … Continue reading Sanitation Options for Sustainable Housing: A Decision-Making Tool
Water and sanitation costs at South African municipalities have been steadily rising in the last 5 years and are particularly high in water-stressed areas such as Cape Town. Many areas of South Africa also experience water shortages and unreliable water … Continue reading Rapid Identification and Evaluation of Interventions for Improved Water Performance at South Africa Schools