Update, June 7, 2020: Here’s how they averted the crisis.
September 10, 2018: Water restrictions are being eased a little bit.
Update, July 18, 2018:
After nearly running out of water in early 2018, Cape Town's reservoirs are being replenished by rain, conservation efforts, and engineering fixes. #Landsat via @NASAEarth https://t.co/Wjb8SlIRwE @USGSLandsat pic.twitter.com/2GCbwYFLr1
— NASA Landsat Program (@NASA_Landsat) July 17, 2018
Update: May 4, 2018: Day Zero has been pushed back to 2019.
It seems strange to see all that water splashing around the city, unused. But desalination isn’t easy or cheap:
Nevertheless, the Canary Islands reportedly depend on desalination to keep their economy as well as their daily lives going.
Could this work for Capetown, too?
Featured image by Vincentvanoosten at Pixabay. Public domain.