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Inside California’s fight to fix its water crisis

The story of California’s water wars begins, as so many stories do in the Golden State, with gold.

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Murcia’s farmers fear for the future as Spain cuts water supplies from River Tagus

Spain’s government has decided to cut water brought from the Tagus River to irrigate crops in the bone-dry southeast of the country.
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As the climate warms, Jordan's worsening water crisis offers a glimpse of future challenges in the Middle East

Ancient water systems and native seeds could help Jordan, one of the world’s most water-scarce countries, adapt to reduced rainfall and worsening drought.
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Global water crisis could 'spiral out of control' due to overconsumption and climate change, UN report warns

By 2050, the number of people in cities facing water scarcity is projected to nearly double from 930 million people in 2016 to up to 2.4 billion, the report found. Urban water demand is expected to increase by 80% by 2050.

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First look: Clean water for colonias

A new pilot initiative is tapping into solar-powered tech as a solution to the water crisis affecting hundreds of thousands of people living in colonias along the U.S. and Mexico border.

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Lake Mead’s receding waters revealed long-lost bodies. But who are they?

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Europe’s water crisis is much worse than we thought

This year’s historic drought was just one part of the story: New findings reveal an alarming decline of freshwater in the continent’s aquifers.

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