Alternative World Water Forum

As much of India bakes in a deadly heat wave, the country’s sixth largest city is running out of water, Time reported Thursday. In Chennai, home to nearly 4.6 million people, four major reservoirs are running dry. The monsoon has been delayed, and rainfall has fallen 99 percent in the   Read More ...

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Politicians and bureaucrats have launched endless inquiries in an effort to appear to be dealing with the water crisis in New South Wales, where a blue-green algal bloom has deprived a 40-kilometre stretch of the Darling River of oxygen and a million fish died as a result. Rural communities, wildlife,   Read More ...

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Local residents in Cairo are becoming concerned and discontent as water scarcity is reaching a critical point in the capital and the rest of the country. Although not all areas of the country are affected in the same way, many Cairo residents say they don’t have water for large portions   Read More ...

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When Cape Town acknowledged in February that it would run out of water within months, South Africa suddenly became the global poster child for bad water management. Newspapers revealed that the federal government had been slow to respond to the city’s three-year drought because the mayor belongs to an opposition   Read More ...

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Pepsi Under Attack for Water Abuses from All Quarters Palakkad, India, March 9, 2017 US based PepsiCo has been forced to cease operations at its bottling plant in Kanjikode, in the south Indian state of Kerala because of water shortages, the India Resource Center can confirm. A team led by   Read More ...

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With water availability to Chile’s capital predicted to fall 40% by 2070, legislators are being called on to prioritise human and ecological needs over profit. When it comes to water, Chile is failing its citizens. In Santiago, the nation’s capital, millions of people are regularly left without running water for   Read More ...

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India has the world’s highest number of people without access to clean water, imposing a major financial burden for some of the country’s poorest people. According to the Water Aid, an international charity that strives to improve access to safe water, as well as hygiene and sanitation, there are 75.8   Read More ...

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For years, Americans dismissed dire water shortages as a problem of the Global South. Now the crisis is coming home. The United Nations reports that we have 15 years to avert a full-blown water crisis and that, by 2030, demand for water will outstrip supply by 40 percent. Five hundred   Read More ...

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