South Africa’s worsening water crisis

The current state of South Africa’s water crisis may serve as a warning of dry years to come. Lower than normal rainfall totals have left much of the country parched and residents thirsty. In one town, residents line the main street with empty buckets at night to mark places in line to wait for water trucks the following day.

Read more here: South Africa: Drought Leads to Failed Crops, Water Shortages


Water crisis could have been prevented

South Africa’s water crisis could have been prevented. Plagued by persistent drought caused by El Nino, the country is facing its worst water crisis, with no end in sight. Experts from the University of South Africa say the crisis could have been prevented – had measures been taken when the potential for drought was brought to authorities back in 2012.

What can be done to ease South Africa’s water crisis?

Read more here: Water crisis could have been prevented – expert