South Africa battles water crisis

South Africa has witnessed extreme climates in the past few years. Drought and depleting groundwater have become common all over the country. Cape Town, the capital of South Africa battled ‘Zero Hour’ in 2018, where 37 lakh people had to face prolonged water shortage.

Recently, Cape Town faced ‘Day Zero’, implying the period when the groundwater level went down by up to 20% and the residents witnessed the most critical challenge of the water crisis.