CAMISSA, (the ancient Khoi name for Cape Town - meaning the place of sweet waters) is a spatial framework proposa.
CAMISSA is a development framework which through the use of water, focuses on the reinstatement of the ecological link that reunites the mountain and the ocean, into a public landscape, as a sustainable solution for Cape Town's CBD. It is a means by which to re-structure the City of Cape Town in accordance with environmental principles. Aimed at a sustainable approach to water use, planning, design and management that is based on the intrinsic value of water as a significant public resource that is not separate from the value of land and landscape. The vision is one of a genuinely progressive dual water management strategy that offers opportunities for new models to transform the future well-being of the city into an equal society for all people; and allows for public integration and education through the recreational use of the system.
Subsequently, RECLAIM CAMISSA a non-profit trust / Public Benefit Organisation was constituted and registered in order to support implementation of the 10 year programme.