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Thirsty Cities Drill for Water

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When reservoirs drop, cities turn to groundwater.

Cape Town's Water Catastrophe – Photo Essay

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Cape Town’s Harrowing Journey to the Brink of Water Catastrophe

Amid Political Quarrels over Cape Town Crisis, Engineers Prepare Dams for Day Zero

Squabbles between South Africa’s politicians over who is to blame for Cape Town’s water emergency reached such a pitch in recent weeks that leaders, in an attempt to soften the debate, invoked the country’s icon of peace and resolve.

Cape Town Outlines Plans for Emergency Water Distribution

Residents will be allowed 25 liters (6.6 gallons) per person per day at 200 collection points.