Cape Town may have been able to come back from severe water shortages, but there are still parts of South Africa that are struggling with access to water. According to Times Live, dam levels in several parts of the country are continuing to decrease by about 1% each week.
Is there still a drought in South Africa?
The drought continued to 2019 with multiple regions in Southern Africa seeing significantly reduced levels of rainfall. … As of April 2019, parts of Southern Africa remain affected by the ongoing drought.
How Cape Town beat the drought?
At the height of the water crisis, Cape Town introduced restrictions limiting residents to 50 liters per person per day. A combination of interventions led to a citywide water usage reduction of close to 50 percent in less than three years, and Day Zero was avoided.
How long did the drought in Cape Town last?
Three consecutive dry winters (2015–2017) in southwestern South Africa (SSA) resulted in the Cape Town “Day Zero” drought in early 2018. The contribution of anthropogenic global warming to this prolonged rainfall deficit has previously been evaluated through observations and climate models.
Will we run out of water in 2030?
According to the World Resources Institute, drought will affect between up to 40 percent of the planet already by 2020. In India, water demand is expected to exceed available water resources by up to 50 percent by 2030.