HotSpots H2O: As Floods Subside, Pakistan’s Economy Is on a Knife-Edge

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Monsoon rains arrive as the country battles a financial crisis.

HotSpots H2O: In Northern Mexico, Harsh Drought Compounds Water Inequality

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Poor residents in Monterrey are buying bottled water from companies that extract groundwater from beneath their feet.

HotSpots H2O: What’s Driving Vulnerability Behind South Asia’s “Biblical” Floods?

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Regional experts point to deficits in local institutions and risk planning.

HotSpots H2O: “Day Zero” Looms for South African Province

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Government dysfunction has multiplied drought risks.

HotSpots H2O: As Water Systems Fail in Pakistan, Heat Wave Begets A Health Crisis

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Climate change and mismanagement sowed the seeds of a cholera outbreak.

HotSpots H2O: ‘We Have Nowhere Left To Go’: Durban’s Affordability Crisis Pushed Development into Flood Zones

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Homes in high-risk flood zones are the only affordable option for Durban’s poorest residents.

HotSpots H2O: In Besieged Ukraine, Water Again a Locus of Conflict

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Water has long been a source of geopolitical conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Three weeks into the Russian invasion, the damage is mounting.

HotSpots H2O: Polluted Rivers, Scarce Water, Sinking Capital: Report Warns of Dire Water Threats Facing Indonesia

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Depending on how effectively they are addressed, water issues could slice 7 percent from Indonesia’s GDP in 2045—or boost it by 3 percent.

HotSpots H2O: As Dust Settles in Tonga After Volcanic Eruption, Drinking Water Now the ‘Biggest Life-Saving Issue’

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Ocean water and volcanic ash have contaminated the drinking water of tens of thousands of people in the Pacific island nation.

HotSpots H2O: In Chile’s Lithium Mines, Climate and Environment Are Dueling Priorities

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A battle is brewing over the future of lithium, an essential component of the world’s transition to renewable energy.

HotSpots H2O: 100,000 Displaced as Water Scarcity Ignites Ethnic Clashes in Cameroon

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Climate change has made rainfall in the Sahel more variable, straining Cameroon’s agriculture industry and sparking ethnic tensions.

HotSpots H2O: Report Spotlights Funding Gap in Canada’s First Nations Water Crisis

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Nearly half of water systems in the country’s Indigenous communities are considered to have substantial deficiencies.