Given the huge impact of the Cape Town Water crisis
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Town_water_crisis> that has impacted
the city for the past few years this year's Wikimania edit-a-thon
<https://wikimania2018.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_edit-a-thon> will have
a water sustainability focus. Water sustainability issues for large
cities, such as the Cape Town crisis, are likely to become an increasingly
around the world in the future.
It will take place at the Cape Town Tourism office in the City Centre
across the road from the Southern Sun Hotel where the conference is
happening. From *10:00 to 16:00, 19 July 2018*.
I have just put up the edit-a-thon details onto the pre-conference
program. Please sign up if you are interested in attending, it will help
give us an idea of how many people will be joining us.
The point person for this event is Rossouw van Rooyen <rossouwvr(a)gmail.com>om>.
Rossouw will be present at the event to ensure everyone finds the place and
it all goes well. The location is very very nearby to the main venue and
so it should not be a problem finding it.
We have teamed up with Cape Town civil society and government to include
local water sustainability experts in on this event so Wikipedia editors
will have access to expertise on the subject.
Thankfully the water crisis, whilst still a drought, is not a crisis this
year due to good rains so far. This means that water situation will not
directly impact the conference
<https://wikimania2018.wikimedia.org/wiki/Water_shortage> or the daily
lives of the city's residents this year but people are still requested to
try and use no more than 50 litres of water a day.
Douglas Ian Scott
South African mobile number: +27 (0)79 515 8727
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