Drought, The Everything Disaster

When water stops flowing, painful days are at hand.

As a Hot, Dry Summer Begins in California, More Water Wells Are Failing

Government agencies and nonprofit groups are preparing for difficult months ahead.

Chinese dams held back Mekong waters during drought, study finds

A study says water levels measured downstream from China along the Thai-Lao border were at times up to 3 metres lower than they should have been.

Understanding and Responding to the Role of Drought in National Security

“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

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?

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

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.