Thirsty Cities Drill for Water

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When reservoirs drop, cities turn to groundwater.

Detroit Schools Shut Off Drinking Water After Finding Elevated Levels of Lead, Copper

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A task force will investigate the contamination and identify solutions.

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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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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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. 

Pollutants and Heavy Metals Taint Moscow’s Water Supply

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Studies show that both surface water and groundwater in Moscow…

Recurring Dry Spells Fuel Water Worries in Tokyo

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The Japanese megacity now experiences a dry spell every decade or so.
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What's Up with Water - Speaking of Water - Who Trusts the Tap (Bonus Episode)

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Do I trust my tap water? It turns out that the answer is very different for different groups of people.