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.

The Next Urban Water Crisis? Inadequate Data Clouds the Forecast

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What is the next center of population and commerce to be roiled by a severely constricted water supply?

HotSpots H2O: Nine Million People in South Sudan Do Not Have Enough Food

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Extreme food insecurity is affecting 9 million people in South Sudan, and thousands are at risk of famine. Severe food shortages are due to years of conflict coupled with cyclical drought. 

HotSpots H2O: Taps Run Dry for Millions in Zimbabwe’s Capital

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Half of residents in Zimbabwe’s capital are without municipal drinking water as drought and inadequate infrastructure parch the city of some 4.5 million people. 

HotSpots H2O: Deadly Monsoon Flooding Pummels Southern Asia

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As taps run dry in Chennai, residents of other areas of southern Asia are being inundated by deadly monsoon rains.

U.S. Groundwater Wells Race Towards Bottom

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Well depths are increasing across the United States, study finds.

HotSpots H2O: Eight Water Facilities Attacked in Northwest Syria

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Eight water facilities in northwest Syria were damaged during skirmishes in recent weeks, disrupting drinking water provision for nearly 250,000 people.

HotSpots H2O: Rohingya Refugee Camp Overwhelmed by 23-Inch Monsoon

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For the past two weeks, deadly monsoon rains have deluged the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, wiping away vulnerable shanties and forcing thousands to relocate. 
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HotSpots H2O: Water Supply Disrupted for 3.2m in Eastern Ukraine Amid Repeated Shelling

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In the final week of June, five incidents disrupted water and sanitation systems in tumultuous Eastern Ukraine, according to a report by UNICEF. 

PERSPECTIVE: Water Risks Threaten to Derail Vietnam’s Economic Success

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Depletion and pollution of Vietnam's water supplies are hurting the country now, and could cause economic losses up to 6 percent by 2035, says new World Bank report.

HotSpots H2O: France Endures Hottest Day on Record as Heatwave Parches Europe

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A record-breaking heatwave is scorching parts of Europe, sparking wildfires and prompting water restrictions. The sweltering temperatures have caused seven deaths so far. 

What's Up With Water – Chicago’s New Mayor, In Rare Move, Considers Water Shutoff Ban

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