Archive for the ‘Uruguay’ Category

Uruguay Wasn’t Supposed to Run Out of Water

Courtesy of The New York Times, a report on the devastating drought has hit Uruguay, a country that seemed to have abundant fresh water: Uruguayans have been drinking, cooking and bathing with salty water for months. The longest drought the country has ever recorded left its capital, Montevideo, almost completely dry, forcing the city to […]

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Drought Leaves Millions In Uruguay Without Tap Water Fit For Drinking

Via The Guardian, a report on Uruguay’s ongoing water crisis where – after years of underinvestment – reservoirs have had to be topped up from estuary, raising health concerns: More than half of Uruguay’s 3.5 million citizens are without access to tap water fit for drinking, and experts say the situation could continue for months. […]

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Thirsty Uruguayans Blast Google’s Plan To Exploit Water Supply

Via The Guardian, an article on Uruguay’s water crisis: A plan to build a Google data centre that will use millions of litres of water a day has sparked anger in Uruguay, which is suffering its worst drought in 74 years. Water shortages are so severe in the country that a state of emergency has been […]

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Uruguay: One City’s Desperate Quest To Avoid Running Dry

Courtesy of CNN, an article on Uruguay’s drought which is so severe that one city has resorted to putting salt in tap water and drilling wells in parks: Uruguay, grappling with a multi-year drought and high temperatures, is running dry. The situation has become so bad that residents are being forced to drink salty tap water and […]

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Thirsty Uruguayans Launch Quest To Find Underground Water

Via Terra Daily, a report on Uruguay’s increasingly desperate efforts to find water: Drought-parched Uruguay is thirsty, and in one of the main leafy parks of its capital a new sight is appearing: heavy equipment drilling in an emergency quest for more water.For the past 10 days, the noisy machinery has added to the urban […]

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Day Zero Threatens Uruguay’s Capital

Via Circle of Blue, a report on Uruguay’s water crisis: In Uruguay, a mounting crisis is unfolding as ‘Day Zero’ – when the public water supply is depleted – draws closer in Montevideo. On May 31 the National Administration of State Sanitary Works (OSE) announced that, without significant rainfall, the city of Montevideo would run […]

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