Cape Town’s crisis shows us the real cost of water

Debris is seen as water levels fall to about 24 percent full at Voelvlei Dam, one of the region's largest water catchment dams, near Cape Town, South Africa December 5, 2017. Picture taken December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings - RC1123F069D0

Drought and poor planning mean Cape Town is approaching the day when the taps run dry. Image: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Maxwell Gomera
Director, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Branch, UN Environment
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