END5129S: Sustainable water management in Africa
The course has been designed to equip the next generation of critical thinkers to consider Africa’s increasingly complex water challenges. It challenges participants to consider water in new ways, develop the tools to do so and equip them with the skills to apply their learnings in different contexts. This course adopts an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary (IDTD) approach to examine the complexity of current water crises, trends and conditions, with specific examples from the African continent. While considering water demand, supply and treatment, it addresses the need to derive maximum benefit from water resources while incurring minimum burden and the need to secure ‘new taps’ in a Water Sensitive context.
Topics include: • integrated urban water management and Water Sensitive Urban Design • social impacts and health concerns • wastewater treatment and remediation practices • anthropological impacts on water quality • the role of water in the social fabric and the under-pinning of sustainable livelihoods considering culture, privilege and inequality • the IDTD research paradigm in integrated water management • water-food-energy nexus • resource recovery and the circular economy • linkages to Sustainable Development Goals
Making Waveforms (Short Course)
1003 water-sensitive cities: prospects for Cape Town
In 2018, Dr Kevin Winter coordinated a course at the UCT Summer School, called "1003 water-sensitive cities: prospects for Cape Town".
Below are key presentations from the course, as well as two other relevant presentations:
- Kirsty Carden: Introduction to water-sensitive design
- Neil Armitage: Sustainable urban drainage systems
- Bernelle Verster: Keeping the loop in mind (also described on this blog)
- Kevin Winter: Groundwater supply for Cape Town
- Neil Armitage: The Cape Town water crisis: why and what is being done
- Neil Armitage: Tips for making your home more water sensitive