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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

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

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Cape Town, a city of 4 million people, almost turned off its taps.

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 Pushes Back Day Zero by Nearly One Month

Pointing to declining agricultural water use, Cape Town officials moved Day Zero back nearly four weeks, to May 11.

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.

Cape Town’s “Day Zero” Approaches

Local authorities estimate that taps will be turned off by April 29, 2018.

Cape Town Rations Water Before Reservoirs Hit Zero

No end to water crisis in South Africa’s second largest city. By…

To Avoid Drought Calamity, Cape Town Restricts Water Use

Reservoirs supplying city of 4 million are nearing bottom during…