Visionary leadership needed to handle the emerging long-term water crisis

The panic that emerged after Day Zero was announced was instrumental in getting Capetonians to cut water consumption substantially – but a water-saving programme driven by fear is not sustainable. This is the view of Gina Ziervogel, an associate professor at UCT’s Department of Environmental and Geographical Science, one of the presenters at the Adaptation Futures 2018 conference in the city last week. Interviewed on the conference side-lines, Ziervogel, who spoke on the extent to which …