We will be undertaking a deeper, systemic exploration of the underlying issues underpinning the water crisis using Causal Layered Analysis and other tools. Our participative processes will ensure that the voices of all - experts and ordinary citizens - is heard. In this way we can provide some deeper lesson learning when dealing with similar crises - in Cape Town and around the world.
Understanding the deep contextual background to this crisis provides us with useful insights when faced with similar challenges in future. If we understand the deep roots we can also put out our learnings to people around the world who may well be faced with a similar crisis going forward. How did we get here? What could we have done differently? What were some of the unintended consequences of well intentioned solutions and interventions? What is it at a deep cultural / structural level that took us down this path?
- A deep understanding of peoples’ perceptions of the roots of the crisis
- A Causal Layered Analysis / Synthesis of what has happened and why
- A written up, documented view to inform the discretion of others globally
Curiosity, an evidence based point of view and two feet (ok not even two) to get you through the door!