“Our client is a champion for Sustainability and asked us to ensure that their Conference would not put further strain on Cape Town’s limited water resources.” Alex Wrottesley
“ As they were working with the likes of Tsogo Sun and the CTICC they were half way there already!” With both Companies taking substantial steps towards water sustainability, including de-salination, the use of grey-water, havesting of rainwater for cleaning purposes and the adaptation of taps to reduce consumption.
Into Africa enlisted the help of NPC Water4Cape Town to find the right solution to enhance the client’s request to reduce the impact. Paulette van Heerden of Water4Cape Town says “We don’t want visitors to stay away because of our water crisis, we want them to come and be part of the solution!” The idea of a Water Off Set was born. Companies and individuals that visit Cape Town are encouraged to either get involved or to assist Organisations that are working in this area.
In particular Water4Cape Town has identified the need to support the 400 Micro-Farms that grow vegetables in informal settlements. Rain tanks have been installed and where necessary non-potable water has been supplied to keep the farms going through the worst of the drought.
The R150k contribution made by this international corporate will leave a lasting water legacy for Cape Town. “For me this is a Symbol of the Cyril Ramaphosa’s ‘Send me!’ attitude with this international partner becoming part of the solution.” Paulette van Heerden