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HotSpots H2O: Jakarta Reels from Heaviest Rainfall on Record

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Floodwaters submerged large parts of Indonesia’s capital, a situation made worse by the city’s severe land subsidence.

HotSpots H2O: Water-Related Violence Spikes in Past Decade

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Water-related violence has doubled in the past decade, according to data compiled by the Pacific Institute.

HotSpots H2O: Australian Communities Unite as Bushfires Blaze and Taps Run Dry

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Australia’s drought crisis, years in development, continues to escalate.

HotSpots H2O: Drought Devastates Food, Power Supplies in Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Victoria Falls’ diminished flow is a visible symptom of a much larger problem. Drought is devastating food, water, and power supplies in the two nations. 

HotSpots H2O: Famine Risk Increases in South Sudan as Floods Ravage Harvests

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Life in South Sudan continues to be a struggle. After being hit by drought and then severe flooding, the Nile basin country now faces widespread food insecurity.
Bali, Indonesia.

HotSpots H2O: Rivers Run Dry in Bali as Tourism, Drought, Overwhelm Water Supply

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Bali is in the midst of a drought and water is running out fast, pitting local water needs against those of the powerful tourism industry.

HotSpots H2O: Nearly 1,000 U.S. Superfund Sites Exposed to Climate Risk

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A report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that more than half of Superfund sites in the United States are at risk from climate change.

HotSpots H2O: Food Emergency for Millions in Afghanistan

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More than 10 million people in Afghanistan do not have enough to eat and need humanitarian aid according to the latest alert from an international coalition that analyzes hunger and malnutrition.

HotSpots H2O: Bushfires Raze Parts of Eastern Australia as Government Quarrels over Climate Change

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Devastating wildfires are sweeping across large swathes of Australia’s drought-stricken eastern coast, heralding what is likely to be a long and unforgiving bushfire season. 

HotSpots H2O: Flash Floods Strike Eastern Africa, Displacing 370,000 People

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Intense flooding hit several nations in eastern Africa recently, including Somalia, Kenya, and South Sudan. The deluges have affected more than a million people in the region.

HotSpots H2O: South Africa Imposes Emergency Water Restrictions to Prevent Another “Day Zero”

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Less than two years after Cape Town’s “Day Zero” water crisis, warm, dry weather has prompted South African water suppliers once again to impose emergency conservation measures.

HotSpots H2O: Fuel Shortages Slash Water Supply for 15 Million in Yemen

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A fuel crisis in Yemen is severely straining water supplies for 15 million people, according to reports from Oxfam and other aid agencies.