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

It’s raining in California, but will it be enough?

El Nino is finally bringing rain to California. The weather phenomenon has brought rainfall to much of the state and snow to the Sierra Mountains. Will it be enough to alleviate the state’s four-year drought?State officials are scrambling to develop resources to preserve the rainwater and bring an end to the state’s water crisis.

Read more here: California Is Finally Getting Rain. Now if It Could Just Hold on to It


Lack of infrastructure leaves villagers without water

In Zimbabwe, villagers in two communities are struggling to combat an ongoing water crisis. Without the infrastructure to preserve rainwater, villagers are forced to walk more than 5 km each day to find water. The communities are now looking for international aid to help them secure the proper means for access to water.

Read more here: Water crisis hit villagers