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.

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Tourists trigger water crisis on famous Phi Phi Islands
Tourists trigger water crisis on famous Phi Phi Islands
Dec 5 2018
Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands have appealed to the central Thai government to help manage a shortage of clean drinking water across the popular tourist…
States reach agreement on drought contingency plan
States reach agreement on drought contingency plan
Oct 18 2018
Seven states in the U.S. Southwest have come to a tentative agreement on a Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan to protect the Colorado River.…
Talking Under Water discusses Cape Town water reuse
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 Storm Water Solutions Managing Editor Lauren…
Cape Town turns to water reuse as Day Zero creeps closer
Cape Town turns to water reuse as Day Zero creeps closer
May 25 2018
“We should have preempted this better.” Will van der Merwe, managing director for Water Eco Technologies & Treatment (WETT), expressed the…
Bangalore, India, faces an impending water crisis
Bangalore, India, faces an impending water crisis
May 18 2018
Bangalore, India—the city once famous for its hundreds of lakes—is under water stress. While the world is focused on Cape Town, South Africa, and its…
Mar 15 2018
The city of Cape Town has delayed the date of Day Zero—the day the city runs out of water—until Aug. 27. Because this date falls amid what is…
Jan 31 2018
Feb. 23 update: According to CNN, because of a decline in agricultural water use, Day Zero has been pushed back to July 9. After three years of…
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