Climate change is only one driver: lessons from Cape Town’s water crisis

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Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Dr Kevin Winter has over 25 years experience as an academic and is a strong advocate for civil society in the fields of urban water management, water quality monitoring and sustainable urban drainage. He is a senior lecturer in the Environmental & Geographical Science Department with considerable teaching experience in undergraduate and postgraduate programs and is a lead researcher for the Future Water Institute at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Kevin chairs the UCT Water Task Team and is a member of the Water Resilience Advisory Committee, which provides advice to the City of Cape Town’s Water Resilience Task Team that was set up in response to the current drought.

Discussant: Brett Walton is a reporter for Circle of Blue, a nonprofit news agency that covers fresh water and all of its connections: to agriculture, energy, infrastructure, health, politics, and economics. He also writes the Federal Water Tap, Circle of Blue’s weekly digest of U.S. government water news. He is the winner of two Society of Environmental Journalists reporting awards, and he lives in Seattle. He reported from Cape Town in April thanks to a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Organizer: Dr. Nomusa Mngoma is a member of the CCGHR Working Group on the Health Impacts of Climate Change and our volunteer organizer for this webinar. She is a research scientist in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies and holds an adjunct faculty position in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University. Her current research interests in the global south include gender violence, HIV/AIDS and rural health.

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