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Technical Report
prepared by Environment for Development (EfD) for the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM) and Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO)

5 September 2022 | Report | South Africa

Technical Report
prepared by Environment for Development (EfD) for the
Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM)

5 September 2022 | Report | South Africa, Tanzania

Abstract We calculate the first distributional statistics for municipal water use with 14.9 million monthly billing records for a half-million households in Cape Town, South Africa, from 2014 to 2018…

28 June 2021 | Peer Reviewed | South Africa

In the 2016–2018 drought, Cape Town almost ran out of municipal water. Tariff increases, restrictions and campaigns brought big reductions in water use during the dry spring and summer months: 14.3%…

16 March 2021 | Peer Reviewed | South Africa

October 2020 When Cape Town, South Africa, experienced a severe drought, the city feared “Day Zero,” the day that water would no longer be supplied through water taps. We calculated Gini coefficients…

2 December 2020 | Research Brief | South Africa

This policy note provides a snapshot of water and sanitation measures implemented by governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 14 countries in the Global South: Costa Rica, El Salvador…

2 November 2020 | Peer Reviewed | South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Chile, Vietnam, Uganda, Kenya, Central America

South Africa has been in the grip of one of the worst droughts in decades with eight provinces having been declared disaster areas (all provinces except for Gauteng). The news that Cape Town could be…

17 March 2021 | Report | South Africa

This study examines whether the presentation of billing information in a cognitively simple manner increases consumer understanding and satisfaction. 1325 participants were randomly assigned to…

16 March 2021 | Peer Reviewed | South Africa

Cape Town made world headlines in 2018 as a major city on the brink of seeing its taps run dry. Its predicament drew attention to the challenge that water scarcity presents for cities in the 21st…

6 August 2019 | EfD Discussion Paper | South Africa

When people are called upon to rally around a “public good” such as conserving water, they are more likely to do so if they believe they are working together to achieve a common goal. Despite the…

17 March 2021 | Other Publications | South Africa