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  • Chidozie Uzoezie

AviaDev Africa: Delegates Encouraged to 'Save Like a Local'

AviaDev, Africa's premier event dedicated to growing connectivity to, from and within the continent will be promoting water conservation during its event in Cape Town this June.

The aviation development event, hosted in partnership with Cape Town Air Access and Tsogo Sun hotels, aims to ensure the 250 attendees expected “save like a local” during their visit. The event comes at an appropriate time as climate change is a new reality that will continue to affect cities around the world in coming years.

Cape Town and the Western Cape is currently demonstrating how to come back from a severe drought - with the joint response from government, business and the tourism industry emerging as best practise for promoting "water-wise tourism" in the face of climate change. Encouraging visitors to “save like a local”, this week Wesgro, in partnership with FLOW, launched a global first water-offset tool, My Water Foot Print, as part of a bid to boost #WaterWiseTourism in Cape Town and the Western Cape. The My Water Footprint tool,, allows visitors to the Cape to calculate their daily water usage, and then to offset this usage by donating money to water conservation projects. For a short video on how the initiative works, click here.

Water saving signage has been placed in all public areas, bedrooms and back of house. Hotel guests are informed of the drought and asked to assist with water saving initiatives. Alongside the marketing promotion of AviaDev, Bench Events are committed to also increasing the awareness on water saving within the conference and encourage attendees to ensure they are responsible with their water use.

For more information on the water situation click here. For more information on attending AviaDev visit


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