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south-africa-2267795_1920 Cape Town's water shortage
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  Help us report on Cape Town’s water crisis
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  <i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Help us report on Cape Town’s water crisis.</span></i>
  <i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Are you in Cape Town, or do you know anyone who is? Can you share your experience of the water shortage or put us in touch with others who can?</span></i>
  <i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can you contribute your research, experience or expertise on the current situation in Cape Town and its background? </span></i>
  <i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can you help us keep abreast of, and verify, developments?</span></i>
  <h2>Cape Town's drought</h2>
  <span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-42731084">Cape Town is suffering a severe drought</a>, with dire warnings that the city’s water supply will run out on April 12.</span>
  <span style="font-weight: 400;">It is the city’s worst drought for 100 years and authorities are urging people to cut down on water usage. Stark warning have been issued that if the city’s supply runs out it will face a “disaster.”</span>
  <span style="font-weight: 400;">Cape Town is one of southern Africa’s wealthiest cities but inequality is stark and Government corruption remains a problem.</span>
  <span style="font-weight: 400;">The 2011 census found that more than 20 percent of the city’s population did not live in “formal dwellings” and sanitation causes </span><a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-safrica-slums-sanitation/dying-for-a-pee-cape-towns-slum-residents-battle-for-sanitation-idUKKCN12C1IK"><span style="font-weight: 400;">frequent problems</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> for township communities.</span>
  <span style="font-weight: 400;">We want to look at what is <strong>happening in depth</strong>, and report on how the water shortage is affecting <strong>different people and communities</strong>.</span>
  <h2>How did it get this far?</h2>
  The drought has environmental and political dimensions. The whole of Southern Africa was affected by a particularly severe El Nino, but Cape Town appears to be in greater danger of running out of water than other cities.
  Read more from the Cape Town University series <a href="https://www.news.uct.ac.za/news/cape-town-water-crisis/">here</a>.
   <li><em>EDIT STORY and contribute here</em></li>
  <h2>How is it affecting different communities?</h2>
  The economic disparity in the city, and sanitation problems suffered in poor areas, means that some people are likely to be more vulnerable to the effects of the drought than others. We want to look into whether this is the case.
   <li><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">EDIT STORY and contribute here</span></i></li>
  <i><span style="font-weight: 400;">TALK or EDIT if you would like to collaborate. </span></i>
Cape Town by martinaH79 via Pixabay &nbsp;
  <i><span style="font-weight: 400;">We would also welcome suggestions of how to go about our reporting, your research on the subject, or </span></i><b><i>any other form of collaboration</i></b><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></i>
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  Africa, Climate Change, Current Affairs, Environment, Human Rights, Racism, South Africa, WikiProject, WikiProject
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  Cape Town, drought, Jacob Zuma, sanitation
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