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Life in a City Without Water: Anxious, Exhausting and Sweaty

New York Times

A weak monsoon and years of draining groundwater have parched Chennai, a city of nearly five million people on the southeastern coast of India.

A Quarter of Humanity Faces Looming Water Crises

New York Times

Around the world, 17 countries are currently facing extremely high water stress. Climate change is making the problem worse.

New Funding Opportunity for Conservation Projects

Southwest Florida Water Management District

The District has launched a new 50 percent cost share reimbursement program to support water conservation projects Districtwide.

Why We Need To Rethink Our Relationship With Water

AJ Jones, Medium

We’ve passed our sustainability tipping point. Despite several major droughts we still use up freshwater faster than it can replenish.

Advancing Municipal Natural Asset Management (It's Easier Than You Might Think!)

Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia

Gibsons became the first municipality in North America to pass a municipal asset management policy that a) explicitly defines and recognizes natural assets as an asset class, and b) creates specific obligations to operate, maintain and replace natural assets alongside traditional capital assets.

Wildfires Are Contaminating Drinking Water Systems

By Andrew J. Whelton

More than 58,000 fires scorched the United States last year, and 2021 is on track to be even drier. What many people don't realize is that these wildfires can do lasting damage beyond the reach of the flames – they can contaminate entire drinking water systems

Water Wars Are Heating Up Between States

By Robert Glennon, of The Conversation, for EcoWatch

Climate stresses are raising the stakes. Rising temperatures require farmers to use more water to grow the same amount of crops. Prolonged and severe droughts decrease available supplies. Wildfires are burning hotter and lasting longer.

Emergency Backup System in Place

Yahoo! News

A new emergency backup system is being used for the first time as the Sunshine Coast experiences an unseasonably late drought.
"We've literally run out water," said Sechelt mayor Bruce Milne. "It is severe."