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What Cape Town’s drought can teach other cities about climate adaptation

3 Apr 2019, Conversation Media Group, the

Local governments must improve data collection and communication, engagement with experts and flexible adaptive decision making in order to strengthen urban water resilience and adapt better to climate risks. Effective water management also requires systems of mutual accountability between municipal, provincial and national government.


    National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF)
  • Website: http://www.dwaf.gov.za/
  • Contact:Deputy Director Veldfires Regulation
  • Phone:012 334 0404 0828845541


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF)
  • Website: http://www.dwaf.gov.za/
  • Contact:Deputy Director Veldfires Regulation
  • Phone:012 334 0404 0828845541

Officially declared national coordinating multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary mechanisms for advocacy, coordination, analysis and advice on disaster risk reduction.