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.

North Korea Faces Drought Following Months of Low Rainfall

Dry weather is severely damaging North Korea’s crop production.

To Avoid Drought Calamity, Cape Town Restricts Water Use

Reservoirs supplying city of 4 million are nearing bottom during…
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Water Scarcity Causes Cauvery Delta Anguish

Worst drought in 140 years leads to farmer deaths, water riots, policy impasse.

Drought, Heat, and Conflict Strand Residents of Dadaab

World’s largest refugee camp illustrates human costs of water-scarce…

Ecuador Touts Flood Prevention Measures Amid Record Rains

President credits planning and infrastructure investment for mitigating damage.

Heavy Rains Unleash Mudslides, Destruction in Peru

A “coastal El Nino” jeopardizes lives and infrastructure.