Day Zero

In early 2018, Cape Town announced Day Zero, a date when its reservoirs would run so dry that it would cut off municipal water to its residents. While that date has been delayed, water scarcity is still a global issue, and conservation, desalination, and water reuse efforts are critical to staving off future Day Zeros.

May 27 2021
As we begin to imagine a future beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, local governments and public officials across North America and beyond are…
Dec 29 2020
On Dec. 28, 2020, Chicago aldermen gave preliminary approval to a proposal to provide drinking water from Lake Michigan to Joliet, Illinois, reported…
May 29 2020
Crowds of people lined up to stock up on water, abandoned swimming pools and dried-up dams. In spring 2018, such images from Cape Town, South Africa…
Apr 1 2020
DigDeep and the U.S. Water Alliance recently completed the first comprehensive national study of the water-access gap. Over two years, researchers…
Feb 3 2020
Harvesting rainwater may not solve all of the world’s water problems, but what it can do when combined with a complete water supply strategy is…
Nov 28 2019
Cape Town, South Africa, dam levels have dropped by 0.6% and are currently at an overall storage capacity of 83.1%, while the city’s water…
Oct 31 2019
To combat the global water crisis, a sponge-like nanomaterial, designed to be used in existing dehumidifiers, is being used to help heating,…
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