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Understanding and Responding to the Role of Drought in National Security

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“We don’t have a world water crisis, we have a world water management crisis.” From New Security Beat

In Australia, Echoes of Past, Glimpses of Future As Country Braces for Hot, Dry Summer

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A record-breaking drought is pushing rural communities in New South Wales and Queensland to the breaking point.

Reservoirs in Parched Chennai, City of Millions, Are Dry. Can Better Forecasting Avert Future Crises?

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The megacity in southern India, as it waits for the monsoon, is not the first to run short of water. It won’t be the last.

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…

North Korea Faces Drought Following Months of Low Rainfall

Dry weather is severely damaging North Korea’s crop production.

To Avoid Drought Calamity, Cape Town Restricts Water Use

Reservoirs supplying city of 4 million are nearing bottom during…

Drought, Heat, and Conflict Strand Residents of Dadaab

World’s largest refugee camp illustrates human costs of water-scarce…