Tehran Faces Crisis As Iran’s Water Supply Runs Low

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Tehran, the capital and largest city, could soon be the epicenter of Iran’s water crisis.

Amman Faces Water Squeeze as Refugees Rush into Jordan

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Water shortages abound in Amman, home to more than 40 percent of Jordan’s people.  
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Karachi’s Water Supply Curtailed by Theft and Mismanagement

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Theft, corruption, and disrepair hamper water access for millions in Pakistan's largest city. 
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Egypt’s Nile River Pressured by Population Growth, Rising Sea Level

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Threats to the Nile and explosive population growth are pushing Egypt toward severe water scarcity.
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HotSpots H2O, February 12: Spotlight on Drought and Unrest in Iran

Scarce rainfall and poor water management have led to prolonged drought in Iran. As the dry spell continues, water shortages could spark further unrest in the country.

Israel’s Mediterranean Desalination Plants Shift Regional Water Balance

Desalination could remake the region’s politics and ecology.…

Israel’s Water Resource Ethic: More With Less

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Desert life nurtures respect for water. By Brett Walton,…

Infographic: Syria Drought and Climate Change

Winter rainfall in the Fertile Crescent has declined 13 percent…

El Nino Droughts Take Toll in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific

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Millions of people from Australia to Ethiopia are facing water…

Q&A: Sarina Prabasi on the Sustainable Development Goal for Sanitation

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Sarina Prabasi is the CEO of WaterAid America, part of the international organization WaterAid working to improve access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene. She talks with Circle of Blue about the Sustainable Development subgoal to achieve universal and equitable sanitation access.

Q&A: Elynn Walter on the Sustainable Development Goal for Drinking Water

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Elynn Walter is the sustainability director at WASH Advocates, a Washington, D.C.-based initiative that aims to increase awareness of the global water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenge and solutions, and to increase the amount and effectiveness of resources devoted to those solutions throughout the developing world. She talks with Circle of Blue about the Sustainable Development subgoal to achieve universal drinking water access.