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USA: Another drought in Texas looming?

Water managers are eyeing their gauges, farmers are watching wheat fields wither, ranchers are recalculating their herd numbers and city dwellers are dragging out their sprinklers again as drought rapidly intensifies across Texas. A new federal survey shows the dreaded “d-word” is worming its way back as rainfall deficits mount and soil moisture, stream flows […]

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Water scarcity affecting profitability of South African farms

Dwindling profitability and water scarcity have left South Africa with less than two-thirds of the number of food-producing farms it had in the early 1990s, says the latest agricultural trends report by the World Wide Fund for Nature in South Africa. The report indicates that failed land reform projects and the flight of commercial farmers […]

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Texas, USA: Saving Up for a Dry Day

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Last year, as a ferocious drought tightened its hold on Texas, John Kight, a landowner in the Hill Country west of here, was getting calls. Eleven years ago, Mr. Kight installed a rainwater harvesting system at his rural home, and as wells started to go dry around the state in 2011, other […]

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Namibia: Water Shortage At Village Solved

  The lack of clean drinking water at Asab village in the Gibeon Constituency is now a thing of the past, as a borehole supplying clean water was drilled there in August. Nampa reported in July this year that a lack of water had forced residents to dig holes in the nearby Asab riverbed to […]

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Jordanians suffering from chronic water shortage

AMMAN: “I wish I could live at the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp because there is water there,” a Jordanian man says, frustrated that he has not had any tap water of his own in months.

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Two thirds of USA struggling with water shortages, drought

The worst drought in more than half a century baked more than two thirds of the continental United States this summer and its harsh effects continue to plague the parched cities and towns of the Great Plains. Ask the 94,000 people of San Angelo, Texas who are running out of water. Fast.

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Solutions to Africa’s Water Crisis?

Recent discoveries of water reserves under some of Africa’s mightiest deserts raise hopes for quenching African thirst. But the reality is much more grim.

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Drought in Brazil resulting in ‘water wars’

Rio de Janeiro – Severe drought gripping north-eastern Brazil – the worst in a half-century – is taking its toll on more than 1 100 towns, even triggering fighting in rural areas, local media reported on Sunday.

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Drought: Water companies say ‘Be proud of your dirty car’

Motorists should see filth on their cars as a “badge of honour”, a water company said yesterday as it urged Britons to do less cleaning during the drought. Thames Water has printed hundreds of bumper stickers with the slogan “Proud to be Dirty” in an attempt to encourage drivers to stop washing their vehicles over […]

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