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Place of Sweet Waters360°ANALYSIS

How do you bring a water source back to life?

We have all heard the terms genocide, infanticide, regicide. But now we live in a new reality where hydrocide—water scarcity as a result of social misuse of water resources—is a term to remember.

Before Cape Town was settled by Europeans, the indigenous people called it Camissa—Place of Sweet Waters—because of its abundant springs. The water from Table Mountain sustained populations for centuries. Now, these springs have become sources of pollution and disease rather than life.

Watch this short film by award-winning filmmaker Sven Harding about reclaiming the water for the local communities.

The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Fair Observer’s editorial policy.

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