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World Economic Forum Ranks Water Crises as Top Global Risk

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Water rises on the world agenda.

Map: Sao Paulo Water Supply Systems

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Drought has placed Sao Paulo's Cantareira water supply system…

Infographic: World Food Supplies Concentrated in Brazil, China, Europe, India, and United States

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The amount of food in storage around the world is on the rise, but stocks are still historically low.
A South American drought keeps global grain reserves tight, but it could mean good things for North American corn producers.

World Food Supplies Recover From Drought and Reach 15-Year High

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Water scarcity and extreme weather are two reasons that food prices will stay high, however.

Infographic: Sao Paulo Drought Lowers Reservoirs to Critical Water Levels

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The Cantareira reservoir water system that supplies half of Sao Paulo’s 20 million residents is now only 10 percent full after more than year of record-setting drought.

Infographic: Brazil's Water Resources Far Away From Major Cities

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Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil and the ninth largest in…

Sao Paulo’s Water Waiting Game Avoided Rationing But Produced Huge Risk of Severe Shortage

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Desire to protect the poor left Brazil’s driest city few options…

Sao Paulo Faces Severe Water Shortage

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New conditions of supply and demand in the world’s ninth-largest city.

Report: 25% of World's Agriculture Growing in Regions of High Water Stress

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A new study from the World Resources Institute shows the connection between crops and water scarcity.

Report: Fewer Trees in the Amazon, Less Hydropower from Dams

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The study runs counter to conventional wisdom about deforestation’s effects on the water cycle.

The Stream, April 3: Deadly Floods in Buenos Aires

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South America Nearly 400 millimeters (16 inches) of rain pummeled…

The Stream, March 29: Drought Continues in Northeast Brazil

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While Brazil’s major crop growing areas are producing a record…