Water Scarcity

Water scarcity is the lack of freshwater resources to meet the standard water demand. Water scarcity impacts all facets of the water story and cycle, including drinking water quality, wastewater management, and storm water and erosion control.

New study finds groundwater reserves are dwindling in the face of climate change
New study finds groundwater reserves are dwindling in the face of climate change
Jan 23 2019
A new study by a team of international researchers and published in the journal Nature Climate Change found that only half of all groundwater…
Tourists trigger drinking water crisis on famous Phi Phi Islands
Tourists trigger drinking water crisis on famous Phi Phi Islands
Dec 5 2018
Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands have appealed to the central Thai government to help manage a shortage of clean drinking water across the popular tourist…
Drinking water system mimics clouds to draw water from air
Drinking water system mimics clouds to draw water from air
Oct 23 2018
A new device, designed by the Skysource/Skywater Alliance team, won the $1.5 million Water Abundance XPrize. The device rests inside a shipping…
States reach agreement on drought contingency plan
States reach agreement on drought contingency plan
Oct 18 2018
Seven states in the U.S. Southwest have come to a tentative agreement on a Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan to protect the Colorado River.…
Water conservation measures underway in Lahore, Pakistan
Water conservation measures underway in Lahore, Pakistan
Oct 12 2018
Due to depleting groundwater supplies, Pakistan’s second biggest city, Lahore, has begun rationing water supplies for commercial and residential…
Bottled water sales decline in Cape Town
Bottled water sales decline in Cape Town
Jul 4 2018
Cape Town, South Africa, has seen a drop in bottled water sales as Day Zero–the day the city runs out of water–has been averted and residents become…
Kenya maps groundwater levels amid drought concerns
Kenya maps groundwater levels amid drought concerns
Jul 2 2018
Scientists from the University of Nairobi, the University of Barcelona, Oxford University and the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and…
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