Aerial image of Cape Town's receding reservoir (https://www.popsci.com/water-crisis-cape-town-world.  NASA Earth Observatory

Aerial image of Cape Town's receding reservoir (https://www.popsci.com/water-crisis-cape-town-world. NASA Earth Observatory

Day Zero, the day when Cape Town will run out of water, has been postponed to 2019, but the three year drought is still in full force. Need for an alternative water source is paramount in Cape Town, and they are not the only region facing this crisis. Follow the development of the response to this situation here, in an article py Popular Science, and check out a short video on our Facebook page explaining how the water crisis in Cape Town began.