Cape Town Water Crisis of 2018: Lessons we can learn from it
Heena Samant, Research Associate, VIF

A serious water crisis plagued the city of Cape Town in early 2018 to the point that it was on the verge of becoming the first modern global city to run out of water. However, the city never reached to that point because of the strict measures introduced by the central as well as the local authorities of the city and the efforts put in by the people of the city also known as Capetonians. This urban water crisis can be described to be unique in nature because of several reasons which has been discussed in the paper. Although the crisis took place in 2018, it does hold great importance even today and has important lessons to offer. The experiences of city and its people are relevant to many metropolitan cities across the globe.

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