Day Zero

In early 2018, Cape Town announced Day Zero, a date when its reservoirs would run so dry that it would cut off municipal water to its residents. While that date has been delayed, water scarcity is still a global issue, and conservation, desalination, and water reuse efforts are critical to staving off future Day Zeros.
Bottled water sales decline in Cape Town
Jul 4 2018

Cape Town, South Africa, has seen a drop in bottled water sales as...

Kenya maps groundwater levels amid drought concerns
Jul 2 2018

Scientists from the University of Nairobi, the University of Barcelona, Oxford University and the Jomo Kenyatta University of...

World Bank approves groundwater recharge plan for parched India
Jun 12 2018

The World Bank has approved the Indian government’s plan to recharge groundwater and maintain water levels. The plan, called Atal Bhujal...

Shimla, India, struggles with growing water crisis
Jun 4 2018

On May 20, water supplies in the mountain tourist town of Shimla, India, ran dry. For more than two weeks, the city’s 172,000 residents...

Talking Under Water discusses Cape Town water reuse
May 25 2018

Welcome to the first episode of Talking Under Water: One water, one podcast. In this episode, your hosts...

Cape Town launches desalination plant as water reuse expands
May 24 2018

On May 21, the city of Cape Town, South Africa, announced that the...

Bangalore, India, faces an impending water crisis
May 21 2018

Bangalore, India—the city once famous for its hundreds of lakes—is under water stress. While the world is focused on...

Cape Town water reuse in light of Day Zero
Apr 26 2018

The summer of 2018 was not easy on residents of ...

Mar 26 2018

In Cape Town, South Africa, the threat that seemed...

Mar 15 2018

The city of Cape Town has...

Cape Town hospital installs filtration system
Mar 5 2018

The Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital of Cape Town, South Africa, has installed a water filtration plant, making the hospital the city’s...

Cape Town turns to water desalination
Feb 2 2018

As Day Zero grows closer for Cape...

Cape Town approaches Day Zero when they run out of water
Jan 19 2018

After three years of droughts, Cape Town, South Africa, has set Day Zero—the day the town runs out of water—for April 21, 2018. Cape...