Water crisis – GBRI
 

Year-long drought and poor water management have landed Zimbabwe’s two major cities, Harare and Bulawayo, in nightmarish conditions with more than two million people having running water just once a week. The water shortage there means residents ration bathroom trips and stand in interminable lines to fill buckets and cans at communal boreholes. And the worst part […]

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India is currently facing sweltering conditions as deadly heatwaves hit various parts of the country. With delayed monsoon, there seems to be no respite in sight in near future. As a result, the country is facing the worst water crisis in its history. Chennai, India’s sixth largest city, is almost on the verge of running […]

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As a result of dismal rains and soaring temperatures in record breaking summers, major Australian cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin and Brisbane are witnessing dam level drops below 50% capacity. In Sydney, inflows are at their lowest since 1940. Greater Sydney’s 11 dams were at a combined 55% capacity on Sunday, compared to 73% at […]

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England’s Environment Agency’s Chief Executive James Bevan warned at a conference in London that if the country continued to use water inefficiently, it might run out of fresh water in another twenty five years. He stressed that the twin pressures of climate change and population growth might cause the acute water shortage. Bevan referred to the […]

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According to a report issued by a government think tank last week, India is facing its worst water crisis in history. Already, around 200,000 Indians die every year due to lack of access to safe water. With the quick depletion of groundwater and droughts becoming more frequent, problems for India’s rain-dependent farmers have increased manifold. […]

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