WILDERNESS NEWS - Rivers don't just carry water, they carry life. So, what is the state and future of water catchment and supply in the Southern Cape coastal area?
On Wednesday 23 June, the hugely respected environmentalist Pam Booth will be giving a talk on this topic in Wilderness.
Our water supply depends on rivers, which in turn depend on rain. But what impact will the predicted decreases in rainfall have - and the associated increases in high intensity rainfall events?
Where will the climate-driven extreme weather events leave us, the people relying on the river catchments? What does "ecological infrastructure" mean and who is investing in it?
These are some of the questions Booth will be exploring.
After earning an honours degree in environmental science at UCT in 2000, Booth's career has taken her from work that combines alien vegetation, catchment management and ecological infrastructure, to her current post as manager of environmental management at the Knysna Municipality.
Arranged by the Wilderness Ratepayers and Residents Association, this talk will be held at the Wilderness Hotel at 18:00 for 18:30.
Due to Covid restrictions the audience is limited to 100 seats and masks will be mandatory. Entrance is R10 for WRRA members and R20 for non-members.
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