Water Stories Website

WaterStories.co.za is a storytelling web portal that explores freshwater and ocean contamination around Cape Town.

The objective is to create a paradigm shift in the way we engage with water in the Mother City, from commodity to shared Commons, bringing together communities in the greater Cape Town region who are struggling with polluted and toxic waters downstream of waste-water treatment works and outfalls, and industrial agriculture runoff. The website aims to support citizen choices for a clean environment; equip communities to recognise that any injury to water is an injury to all; that working for clean water is working for health for all.

The website design and identity is inspired by water – using water colour images, and wash backgrounds. An interactive map on the website helps navigate the stories, and water entities, and developments, to see the full picture of the water story of Cape Town.