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UCT Summer School

Summer School is a public education programme that offers a range of short courses, open to all regardless of educational qualifications. These courses are for non-degree purposes and do not involve examinations or certification, though written or practical projects and reading may be required.

Located in the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) Summer School seeks to make the academic resources of the University accessible to a wide range of students. The University makes a significant financial contribution toward the Summer School programme.

Future Water, coordinated by Dr Kevin Winter, is presenting at the Summer School 15 to 18 January 2018, with the title "1003 WATER SENSITIVE CITIES: PROSPECTS FOR CAPE TOWN".

The presentations will be hosted here for access after the course:

Kirsty Carden: Introduction to Water Sensitive Design (3.5 MB)

Neil Armitage: Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (13 MB)

Bernelle Verster: Keeping the Loop in Mind (9.5MB) (written up on her blog at

Kevin Winter: Groundwater supply for Cape Town (5.6 MB)


Two presentations of interest, originally presented by Prof Neil Armitage are included below.

The Cape Town water crisis - why and what is being done (pdf, 9MB)

Tips for making your home more water sensitive (pdf, 10MB)