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.

World Bank approves groundwater recharge plan for parched India
World Bank approves groundwater recharge plan for parched India
Jun 12 2018
The World Bank has approved the Indian government’s plan to recharge groundwater and maintain water levels. The plan, called Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY…
Shimla, India, struggles with growing water crisis
Shimla, India, struggles with growing water crisis
Jun 4 2018
On May 20, water supplies in the mountain tourist town of Shimla, India, ran dry. For more than two weeks, the city’s 172,000 residents have been…
Cape Town launches desalination plant as water reuse expands
Cape Town launches desalination plant as water reuse expands
May 24 2018
On May 21, the city of Cape Town, South Africa, announced that the temporary Strandfontein desalination plant is now operational and delivering…
Bangalore, India, faces an impending water crisis
Bangalore, India, faces an impending water crisis
May 21 2018
Bangalore, India—the city once famous for its hundreds of lakes—is under water stress. While the world is focused on Cape Town, South Africa, and its…
Apr 26 2018
The summer of 2018 was not easy on residents of Cape Town, South Africa. Summer lasts from November through February in this city, located deep in…
Mar 26 2018
In Cape Town, South Africa, the threat that seemed imminent just a few months ago may now be only a hypothetical, if Mother Nature cooperates. In a…
Mar 15 2018
The city of Cape Town has delayed the date of Day Zero—the day the city runs out of water—until Aug. 27. Because this date falls amid what is…
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