U.N. Climate Report: Water Extremes, Unevenly Distributed, Worsen With More Heat

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More floods and droughts in a warmer world. But certain regions will be worse off than others.

Thirsty Cities Drill for Water

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When reservoirs drop, cities turn to groundwater.

A Decade After Barcelona’s Water Emergency, Drought Still Stalks Spain

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Precipitation in 2017 was scarce, plunging Spain into its worst drought since 2008.

Water Access In Lima Complicated by Inequality and Climate Uncertainty

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Lima, Peru, is at high risk for water shortages.

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.

In Kabul, Residents Chase Receding Groundwater

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The number and depth of wells is constantly increasing in Afghanistan’s capital city.

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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Drought, Pollution, and Expansion Imperil Istanbul’s Best-Laid Water Plans

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Long-term, a variety of problems threaten Istanbul's water supply, including climate change, water pollution, and industrialization. 

Recurring Dry Spells Fuel Water Worries in Tokyo

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The Japanese megacity now experiences a dry spell every decade or so.

São Paulo Heading To Another Dry Spell

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Three years after the megacity nearly ran out of water, signs of a new crisis emerge.
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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.

Cape Town’s “Day Zero” Approaches

Local authorities estimate that taps will be turned off by April 29, 2018.