The grim reality and probable effects of climate change, and especially if it was still disputed, started to be felt by everyone in the sector and most profoundly by the beneficiaries Casidra supports through the agriculture programmes the company implements.
The drought conditions in the Western Cape province continue to place a damper on the agriculture sector in the province. Records confirmed that the current drought is the worst the region experienced in over 100 years. While measures are put in place to influence behavior, in an attempt to reduce consumption but particularly wastage, the hope was still alive for the expected rain during the traditional raining season over the winter-months. The latter unfortunately did not materialize in the volumes as was hoped for.
Local municipalities are doing their utmost to try and conserve as much of this valuable natural resource while attending to measures to repair and fix water storage infrastructure so when it does rain storage facilities are sufficient and ready. The Cape Town City management also started putting programmes in place to deal with provision of water should the rainy season not provide enough water to fill storage dams. These measures include plans for increased volumes generated from recycling and also desalinization practices.