Cape Town, June 2018 – Minister of Water and Sanitation of South Africa, Mr. Gugile Nkwinti and Mr. Henk Ovink, Special Water Envoy for the kingdom of The Netherlands, awarded the winning team ‘Water Sleuths’ with their concept ‘Bye Day Zero‘ at a special ceremony at the WISA Conference in Cape Town. The team came up with a concept to raise awareness of Capetonians on their Water Footprint (on top of the direct water use) and lower the Water Footprint for Cape Town to avoid Day Zero on the long term. City of Cape Town and Water Footprint Implementation formulated the case and supported the team during the research.
This Wetskills Water Challenge was 31st event worldwide and 4th event in South Africa at the WISA Conference in Cape Town. More information: Wetskills leaflet and track record. Six Teams with diverse young talents in the sector developed their innovative concepts for six local study cases Wetskills-South Africa 2018. Watch the MOVIE about the this year’s Wetskills programme in South Africa.
Group picture Wetskills-South Africa 2018