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In Less Than 3 Months, a Major International City Will Likely Run Out of Water


People collect drinking water from pipes fed by an underground spring in St. James, about 25 kilometers from the city center of Cape Town. - by Paul P. Murphy - January 24, 2018

In Cape Town, South Africa, they're calling it "Day Zero" -- the day when the taps run dry.

A few days ago, city officials had said that day will come on April 22. This week, they moved up the date to April 12 . . . 

 . . . It's been a slow-motion crisis, exacerbated by three factors conspiring together:

The worst drought in over a century, which has pushed Cape Town's water scarcity into a potentially deadly horizon

Its population, which is 4 million and growing quickly

A rapidly changing climate



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The South African city plans to shut off the taps to 4 million people. But it's just one of many cities around the world facing a future with too little water. - by Craig Welch - February 2, 2018

 . . . For years, a shutdown of this magnitude in such a cosmopolitan city had been almost inconceivable. But as overdevelopment, population growth, and climate change upset the balance between water use and supply, urban centers from North America to South America and from Australia to Asia increasingly face threats of severe drinking-water shortages.



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