Cape Town pushes Day Zero back to June 4 as South Africa declares a national disaster due to drought. A recent study found that 3 to 10 percent of United States water systems have been in violation of federal Safe Drinking Water Act health standards each year since 1982. New South Wales and Victoria, Australia, could withdraw from the Murray-Darling Basin plan if the Australian Senate does not vote to reduce water recovery targets.
Eileen Wray-McCann is a writer, director and narrator who co-founded Circle of Blue. During her 13 years at Interlochen Public Radio, a National Public Radio affiliate in Northern Michigan, Eileen produced and hosted regional and national programming. She’s won Telly Awards for her scriptwriting and documentary work, and her work with Circle of Blue follows many years of independent multimedia journalistic projects and a life-long love of the Great Lakes. She holds a BA and MA radio and television from the University of Detroit. Eileen is currently moonlighting as an audio archivist and enjoys traveling through time via sound.