What's Next For Cape Town's Water Crisis?

"In 12 years, demand will outstrip supply in South Africa by 17 percent, said Mary Galvin, Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg. 'This has been a wake-up call in South Africa about what’s needed—not just in Cape Town, but in other provinces that are facing the same or even more extreme challenges,' she said.

'It’s not just a technical issue,' said Galvin, citing the existing inequality and poor governance in Cape Town. 'This emphasis on availability and scarcity sort of puts us away from broader access questions, which is also key to water security,' she said.

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