With peak tourism season around the corner, Cape Town body FEDHASA wants to create awareness among stakeholders and travellers on how to deal with the city’s water crisis.
FEDHASA Cape recently signed a Waterwise Pledge that will include the development of a waterwise policy and implementation plan, the appointment of a water champion for each property and create a cross-disciplinary waterwise for sharing of experiences and knowledge. The group will consult with city and provincial departments, as well as outside consultants with expertise in resource management, technical development and awareness-raising.
Jeff Rosenberg, the chairman of FEDHASA Cape, said the organisation recognises the critical role that tourism plays in the local economy.
“We recognise that the water crisis is a global issue and want to set Cape Town on the map as an example of commitment to best practice and collaboration.
“FEDHASA Cape, who represents accommodation, restaurants, catering and trusted partners, including industry suppliers and service providers, declare our support and action for the development of Cape Town as a waterwise destination,” he said.
He encourages travellers to follow the guidelines of hotels or other establishments during the water crisis.
“Guests do pay a lot of money for accommodation and may not want to be restricted when on holiday. However, if establishments appeal in the right way, they can assist in getting tourists to join the cause,” he said.
Cape Town residents and travellers can report any water abuse to the City of Cape Town on WhatsApp: 063 407 3699, SMS: 31373 or email [email protected]