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Mexico City Is Just The Beginning: 11 Other Cities at Risk of Running Out Of Water

Via Business Insider, a list of 11 other cities at risk of running out of water: Mexico City is on the brink of a water catastrophe. Experts predict that the city of 8.8 million people could run out of drinking water this month. But Mexico City is not the first city with a water crisis […]

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As Reservoirs Go Dry, Mexico City and Bogotá Stare Down ‘Day Zero’

Via Grist, a report on Mexico City and Bogotá which are both staring down ‘Day Zero’ and what they can learn from Cape Town, which beat a water crisis in 2018: In Mexico City, more and more residents are watching their taps go dry for hours a day. Even when water does flow, it often […]

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Colombians Told To Shower With A Partner As Drought Hits Capital Water Supplies

Courtesy of The Guardian, a report on Bogotá’s decision to bring in water rationing with El Niño weather phenomenon meaning city could run out in under two months: Couples in Bogotá are being asked to shower together as water supplies are rationed in the Colombian capital. Major neighbourhoods were cut off from the water grid […]

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Avocado Farming Is Threatening Colombia’s Natural Water Factory

Via Mongabay, a report on the impact that avocado farming is having upon Colombia’s water supply: To satisfy the world’s ever-increasing appetite for the popular fruit, Colombia is risking the páramo, one of its key ecosystems. These rare environments provide fresh water to tens of millions of people — the majority of the Colombian population. […]

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Colombia: Rough Waters Ahead

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), analysis of how Colombia’s abundant water does not mean security: Colombia has made great strides in advancing peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), improving the prospect of peace with the guerrilla movement and finally settling the country’s longtime security threat. But another crisis of sorts is seeping through […]

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