Cape Town Running Dry
- 1 februari 2018
- Niveau: Bovenbouw
- Bron: CBS / Euronews
After three successive years of droughts, Cape Town might soon be the world’s first mayor city to run completely dry.
Watch the video about Cape Town’s drought.
1 Where did Cape Town use to source its water?
2 What happens on “Day Zero” and when is it?
3 What measures has the city council already implemented?
4 Soon, the people of Cape Town will only be allowed to use 13 gallons of water per day. How much is that in liters? (Tip: Search for the conversion online)
Read the article.
5 The article mentions a different date for “Day Zero”. Why do you think this is? Is this good news or bad news?
6 The article mentions that should “Day Zero” arrive, there will be some exceptions to the water rations. Which exceptions are mentioned and why will they be made?
7 Which problem does the tweet in the article illustrate? How could it be solved?
8 If “Day Zero” comes, what problems do you think will arise, except from people having little to drink or wash themselves with?
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