HotSpots H2O: South Africa Imposes Emergency Water Restrictions to Prevent Another “Day Zero”

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Less than two years after Cape Town’s “Day Zero” water crisis, warm, dry weather has prompted South African water suppliers once again to impose emergency conservation measures.

HotSpots H2O: Fuel Shortages Slash Water Supply for 15 Million in Yemen

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A fuel crisis in Yemen is severely straining water supplies for 15 million people, according to reports from Oxfam and other aid agencies.

HotSpots H2O: Hundreds of Thousands Still Without Water In Embattled Syria

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More than 400,000 people in northern Syria are short of water amid a Turkish military offensive against Kurdish forces in the region. 

HotSpots H2O: Egypt and Ethiopia Spar Over Nile River Dam in Latest Round of Talks

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Negotiations over how to fill and operate a controversial dam in Ethiopia are once again deadlocked after a tense back-and-forth between two countries that hold conflicting visions of water use in the Nile River watershed.

HotSpots H2O: India’s Monsoon Season, Wettest in 25 Years, Comes to an End

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Following a slow start, India was deluged this year with its heaviest monsoon rains in a quarter century.

HotSpots H2O: Financial Troubles Jeopardize Drinking Water Supply in Zimbabwe Capital

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The main drinking water plant for Harare resumed treating water after a two-day shutdown that exacerbated shortages in a capital city that is already reeling from drought.

HotSpots H2O: Locals, Citing Water Concerns, Resist Mexico City Airport Plan

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Mexico City’s indigenous residents are pushing back against the revised plan for expanding the megacity’s airport infrastructure.

HotSpots H2O: In Bahamas, Lack of Toilets and Safe Water Pose Disease Risk After Dorian

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The Bahamas are still reeling after Hurricane Dorian caused widespread destruction earlier this month.

HotSpots H2O: In Somalia, Severe Food Shortages Follow Meager Harvest

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Somalia’s cereal production is the worst since 2011, a year when famine killed more than 200,000 people in the East African country.

HotSpots H2O: Water and Conflict Links Discussed at World Water Week

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Water shortages and climate change are contributing to a rise in conflict, according to experts at World Water Week.

HotSpots H2O: Hydropower Construction Heightens Political Pressure Along Mekong River

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Low water levels are fueling tensions between those living on the Mekong River and those who aspire to wring electricity from the backbone of Southeast Asia by damming it.

HotSpots H2O: Drought and Unrest Push Residents Out of Central America’s Dry Corridor

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Residents of Central America’s Dry Corridor are at a crossroads: stay in the drought-stricken region, where food insecurity and violence are rampant, or migrate.