GreenCape, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town and 100 Resilient Cities, have published a series of case studies showcasing practical examples of resilience in action in Cape Town.
Resilience is the “capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses and systems within a city to survive, adapt and grow no matter what kind of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.” (100 Resilient Cities, 2019)
GreenCape have published a resilience case study looking at the threat of water scarcity to economic resilience, appropriately titled: Building economic resilience to water scarcity in Cape Town: supporting industry through severe droughts.
This case study outlines how GreenCape supported Cape Town industries during the severe drought of 2015 -18. It is written for organisations that provide drought, adaptation or resilience-building support to businesses.
The case study highlights three key strategies that are important when supporting businesses through a drought:
- Use partnerships and networks to drive collaboration;
- Prioritize and coordinate efforts;
- Drive short term solutions initially, while building knowledge and capacity for long term solutions.
To access the free case study, click on the link provided above (click the title).