Climate change is disrupting the natural water cycle, causing more extreme weather events like floods and droughts. These events are displacing millions of people and negatively impacting agriculture and access to safe drinking water.
UNICEF reports that by 2040, nearly 1 in 4 children will endure extreme water stress. The World Health Organization projects that the climate crisis is expected to cause 250,000 annual deaths between 2030-2050, through malnutrition, diseases, and water scarcity. It is important to take action now to manage our water resources wisely, or we will face water shortages in the future.
Cape Town is home to three major aquifers, which are essential for the city’s water supply. Climate change is likely to have a significant impact on these aquifers, so it is important to take steps to protect them.