The Water Hub is a research and demonstration center at the site of the old Franschhoek Wastewater Treatment Works. Bringing innovation and development together, the center connects elements of the urban water cycle and explores the use of natural systems and bioprocesses for the treatment and re-use of contaminated water.
Getting our neighbourhoods right: letting the water flow properly, considering our resources (food, water, energy) and how they come in and out of our lives, and what we do with them while we have them around.
Water Hub Franschhoek
Future Water is a transdisciplinary research institute addressing issues of water scarcity in South Africa largely through water sensitive design.
The Internet of Things (IoT) and the advancing sensor and telemetry technology accompanying it offers a promising solution to South Africa’s deteriorating capacity for accurately measuring surface water flow in rivers.
The Sustainable Water Management in Africa course is an exciting learning experience that connects students from around the world. This is a unique opportunity to come together to explore and discuss critical issues in a global perspective. We are looking for highly-motivated students with passion for sustainability to join this course.
The Future Water Institute at the University of Cape Town and the University of Copenhagen are embarking on a 3-year project that will combine physical experimentation with an exploration of related governance aspects required to facilitate transitions towards water resilient futures.