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Neighbourhood responses to drought in the Western Cape

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-23T13:15:35Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-23T13:15:35Z
dc.date.issued 2020-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15386
dc.description.abstract An extreme drought event occurred in the Western Cape when the mean level of water supply dams declined to 28% of capacity in August 2017. Our survey of 240 households and 71 businesses identified neighbourhood variations in response to the drought and to local government restrictions in water usage, and in the methods of adaptation that were implemented to mitigate the impact of the disaster. Whereas water consumption declined dramatically in comparison with drought responses in other contexts, significant variations in attitude and behaviour emerged between respondents of Western Cape neighbourhoods with different socio-economic profiles. Middle class and older households and water-intensive businesses or organisations were more likely to report substantial decreases in water usage and to be critical of official interventions than were poorer or younger households and small businesses. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject DROUGHTS en
dc.subject WATER RESTRICTIONS en
dc.subject CONSERVATION en
dc.title Neighbourhood responses to drought in the Western Cape en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber ZRACAA en
dc.Volume April en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.ResearchGroup Impact Centre en
dc.SourceTitle GeoJournal en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11444 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 10659 en
dc.bibliographictitle Rule, S., Parker, S., Majikijela, Y. & Lunga, W. (2020) Neighbourhood responses to drought in the Western Cape. <i>GeoJournal</i>. April:Online. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15386 en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Rule, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Parker, S. en
dc.contributor.author3 Majikijela, Y. en
dc.contributor.author4 Lunga, W. en


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