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Worst-Ever Power Outage Deepens Venezuela Water Insecurity

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When a nationwide power outage struck two weeks ago, parts of the country slipped into total chaos.

HotSpots H2O: Drought, Violence Spread Hunger in Ethiopia

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A web of violence, past droughts, and current dry conditions is ensnaring Ethiopia in an ongoing food crisis.

HotSpots H2O: Suicide Bombing Sours India-Pakistan Water Relations

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A suicide bombing in Kashmir has resulted in another setback in India-Pakistan water relations.

HotSpots H2O: Humanitarian and Political Crisis Roils Venezuela

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Some 3.4 million Venezuelans have fled their country amid a political crisis that is crippling healthcare service, nutrition, and sanitation in the region.

HotSpots H2O: Palm and Sugarcane Plantations Strip Guatemalan Farmers of Land, Water Access

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As global demand for biofuel increases, plantations are crowding out traditional farming in Guatemala,which has spurred land and water quarrels

HotSpots H2O: Despite Peace Deal, Water Scarcity Worse Than Ever in South Sudan

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The number of South Sudanese citizens facing food and water insecurity continues to grow following a five-year civil war.

HotSpots H2O: Resource Conflicts Rattle Nigeria in Lead-Up to Elections

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Conflict between farmers and herders over water and pasture shook Nigeria in recent years, leaving more than 1,500 people dead in 2018.
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HotSpots H2O: In Test of Regional Water Cooperation, Pakistan Inspects Indian Hydropower Projects

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India and Pakistan will rekindle the cooperative spirit of a nearly six-decade-old river-sharing treaty this week, when a delegation from Pakistan inspects two Indian hydropower projects along the Chenab River.

HotSpots H2O: Massive Fish Kills Fuel Anger Over Murray-Darling Basin Management

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Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin is mired in another controversy following recent fish kills. Up to one million fish are dead.

HotSpots H2O: Water Crisis Continues to Debilitate Gaza Strip

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Polluted water in the Gaza Strip continues to sicken people — and there are few signs of improvement.

HotSpots H2O: Water Conflicts to Watch in 2019

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Water will continue to be intertwined with social and political tension in 2019.