Resilience Case Study: Supporting industry through severe droughts
  26/04/2019     News, Library, Document, water, GreenCape, South Africa, Cape Town, green economy, Case Study, water sector desk, water for sustainable economic development, Resilience, 100 Resilient Cities, Resilient Cape Town

GreenCape, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town and 100 Resilient Cities, have published a series of case studies showcasing practical examples of resilience in action in Cape Town.

Resilience is the “capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses and systems within a city to survive, adapt and grow no matter what kind of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.” (100 Resilient Cities, 2019)

GreenCape have published a resilience case study looking at the threat of water scarcity to economic resilience, appropriately titled: Building economic resilience to water scarcity in Cape Town: supporting industry through severe droughts

This case study outlines how GreenCape supported Cape Town industries during the severe drought of 2015 -18. It is written for organisations that provide drought, adaptation or resilience-building support to businesses. 

The case study highlights three key strategies that are important when supporting businesses through a drought:

  • Use partnerships and networks to drive collaboration;
  • Prioritize and coordinate efforts;
  • Drive short term solutions initially, while building knowledge and capacity for long term solutions.

To access the free case study, click on the link provided above (click the title).