Villages block highway to protest inadequate water supply

‘Give us enough water’ was the rallying cry for villagers who blocked a highway in the Indian village of Surajkaradi to protest the village’s dwindling water supply. The village’s main source of water, Narmada water, has not delivered water for the last two weeks. A lack of rainfall has left groundwater sources dry, leaving villagers dependent on alternative sources like Narmada.

Read more here: Villagers block highway, seek adequate water supply

Remember the water cycle from junior high? It doesn’t work that way anymore – From MinnPost

‘A new analysis of global water use, focused on large-scale diversions for agriculture and electric power, finds that precipitation is failing to replenish water lost from many of the world’s largest river basins.

If these deficits are fairly counted as human use, two Swedish scientists argue in a paper published last week in the journal Science, then current estimates underestimate human freshwater consumption by a factor of five – and actual use may already exceed a widely accepted upper limit of sustainability.’

Read more here: Remember the water cycle from junior high? It doesn’t work that way anymore

Climate change and water scarcity – a vicious cycle

Climate change has become a hot topic due to the recent COP-21 negotiations being held in Paris. It’s hard to believe some people are still denying the existence of climate change, particularly when 40 percent of the world’s population is directly effected by climate change on a daily basis. Climate change has been linked to water shortages, low rainfall, drought, famine and energy supply issues.

The Huffington Post’s article, “The Vicious Circle of Climate Change and Water Scarcity”, discusses the issues and how climate change impacts water scarcity globally.


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Poor planning, infrastructure leads to water shortage

Nairobi is suffering from a water crisis. Kenya’s capital city has had population surge leading to more residential and commercial developments, and turning the city into a concrete metropolis. Unfortunately, poor planning has left residents susceptible to a water crisis.

El Nino has brought heavy rains to the parched city but, without the proper infrastructure to collect the rainwater (i.e. underground aquifers, reservoirs), the water is being routed through the sewers along with wastewater, pollution and sewage.

Read more here: When property boom drowns city in thirst

Lucknow residents endure water shortage while local supply is maintained

India is no stranger to water crisis. Across the country, the Indian people have endured water shortages due to climate change, a lack of rainfall, pollution, water mismanagement and poor infrastructure.

In Lucknow, residents have endured a lingering water shortage while waiting for the local canal -which supplies the water – is maintained.

Read more here: Canal clean, water crisis still on