How Cape Town Is Surviving Its Water Crisis

Published: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 3:23pm
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The annual Meeting of the Minds summit is gathering in Phoenix to discuss just about every aspect of growth, technology, environment and culture in urban areas throughout the U.S. and globally.

This year, more than 400 researchers, public officials and private stakeholders are sharing ideas for cultivating and maintaining a sustainable future while addressing obstacles like climate change, population migration, water distribution and stratified economies.

One of the speakers is Gareth Morgan, a former member of South Africa's parliament and current director of Cape Town's Resilience Program that looks at ways for the city to overcome physical, social and economic challenges. Cape Town in 2017 saw a drastic decline in reservoir levels that threatened the water supply of South Africa's second largest city.

Morgan joined The Show and started by explaining how dire the circumstances were in Cape Town just a couple of years ago.

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