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Major Water Shortage in São Paulo, Brazil

The New York Times reports:

As southeast Brazil grapples with its worst drought in nearly a century, a problem worsened by polluted rivers, deforestation and population growth, the largest reservoir system serving São Paulo is near depletion. Many residents are already enduring sporadic water cutoffs, some going days without it. Officials say that drastic rationing may be needed, with water service provided only two days a week.

Full Story: The New York Times: Taps Start to Run Dry in Brazil’s Largest City

(via Abe)

Read Up on the Global Water Crisis

Experts are speculating that future wars will be fought over water. Here’s some info:

Village Voice: A World Without Water (via New World Disorder)

Salon: Not a Drop to Drink (via Robot Wisdom)

World Summit Report (PDF) (via American Samizdat)

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