World Water Day 2018 will see a group of dedicated learners from Cedar House School revisiting the Liesbeek – the only perrenial river draining the fynbos-covered slopes of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain – following their previous visit for World Water Day 2017. In 2017, the school celebrated the values of healthy river systems and undertook their first river health assessment using a South African home-grown biomonitoring tool called miniSASS that uses aquatic invertebrates to estimate water and habitat quality. This year, the group will return to the river and journey down from river its pristine source area through suburban and urban areas, measuring river health along the way, and learning about how human activities change rivers. The experience is hosted by Living Labs – the outdoor education node of the Freshwater Research Centre (

Date(s) - 22/03/2018
9 h 00 min - 15 h 00 min

Liesbeek River

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Salisbury Road, Bishopscourt
Cape Town
South Africa
Western Cape
South Africa