GroundUp: Here’s where to find data on Cape Town’s water crisis

If you want a good example of why open data and transparency by municipal governments (well, any governments, but you hear less about transparency of governments on a municipal level), please read this article by GroundUp: Here’s where to find data on Cape Town’s water crisis. “The City of Cape Town does a good job of providing basic information about the city’s dwindling water supply. Dam levels are updated weekly on the municipality’s site, which also provides information on all the dams providing water to the city. Announcements about the water crisis via electronic billboards and media releases on radio and newspapers presumably reach most residents. The recent drop in water consumption suggests the City’s messaging has some effect. But if you want to go beyond the basic data, it becomes difficult.”

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  1. The drought is biting hard. New water restrictions in June. Asked to limit usage to 100 litres per person per day.

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