In the last decade, the City of Cape Town faced an unprecedented drought, culminating in 2018, when reservoirs fell to threateningly low levels that sparked predictions of “Day Zero”—the day when Cape Town would have to begin rationing water.
When the 2010 earthquake hit Haiti, the country had just undertaken a massive reform of its water sector. The recovery from the initial disaster and subsequent cholera outbreak shifted the focus from structural reform to disaster response.
Hanan Ahyad is a resident of Jordan’s capital and largest city Amman. She is a domestic customer of the local water utility company, Miyahuna, and has always been aware of her country’s limited water resources.
In the nexus of water and energy for food (WE4F) in emerging markets, innovators are pioneering creative business models that improve the lives of communities in the base of the pyramid (BOP) while generating profit to scale further and accelerate
Water conservation of both surface and groundwater is a key component to increase access to, quantity, and quality of water supplies to meet basic human needs, support economic growth, enhance food security, and maintain ecosystems.