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Report warns 21 Indian cities will run out of water by 2020

A new study by the Indian's government's policy think-tank Niti Aayog this week published some alarming statistics, warning that India is facing its worst-ever water crisis, with some 600 million people facing acute water shortage

Will Cape Town be world's first major city to run out of water?

Cape Town - Residents of Cape Town, South Africa's second most populous city, will run out of water by mid-April according to local government authorities. Residents have been told to limit usage to 50 liters per person per day. An average bath holds 80 liters.

Armed guards protect last of water in one drought-parched city

Tikamgarh - Authorities in the central Indian city of Tikamgarh have placed round-the-clock armed guards around the city's last remaining source of drinking water to prevent farmers from siphoning off the water for irrigation.

Michigan AG: Flint water not even safe to 'bathe a newborn'

Flint - Flint, Michigan's water is so unsafe, the state attorney general warned parents on Monday morning to keep their children far away from it, with the added warning to not even bathe newborns in the water.

Op-Ed: Flint water crisis — Petitions call for governor's resignation

The Flint water crisis is a never-ending story in Michigan, and now a page has been turned in this politically charged story. There have been at least 12 petitions filed asking that Gov. Rick Snyder step down.

Crimea facing severe water shortage as access to water denied

Russian Agriculture Minister Nikolai Fyodorov said on Thursday a water shortage in Crimea is becoming acute, and will devastate the region's agriculture, unless access to water via the North Crimea Canal is restored.

Leaders in water meet in Stockholm

A gathering of 2,500 leading water experts are in Stockholm for the 20th annual World Water Week opening today. The experts hope to find better ways to address the challenges of the world's global water crisis.

South Africa to look at desalination to solve water crisis

South Africa's Water Affairs Minister, Buyelwa Sonjica said in her budget speech on April 15 that the water-scare country will look to use desalinated sea water to meet the growing demand for drinking water.
 

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File photo: Detroit s landscape is marred by abandoned factories and homes. This photo shows the wes...
File photo: Detroit's landscape is marred by abandoned factories and homes. This photo shows the western part of the abandoned Packard Automotive Plant in Detroit, Michigan.
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Mayor Zille speaks on a heightened approach to avoiding water shortages and achieving long-term water security on Wednesday.
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GWSP Digital Water Atlas (2008). Map 33: Water Footprint per Country (V1.0)
GWSP Digital Water Atlas (2008). Map 33: Water Footprint per Country (V1.0)
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Residents picking up clean bottled water in Flint.
Residents picking up clean bottled water in Flint.
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For almost two years, Flint, Michigan residents had rusty, lead tainted water coming out of their taps before the city and state did something.
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