New York Times article – How the West Overcounts Its Water Supplies

In this New York Times article, Abrahm Lustgarten discusses the water crisis affecting the western part of the United States. He examines how overuse of underground aquifers is contributing to the severe water shortage across the region, including California and Arizona.

Officials are trying to prevent further shortages by restricting water usage and enforcing severe penalties on those who overuse. But, is that enough? Will demand continue to exceed its replenishment?

Read more here: New York Times: How the West Overcounts Its Water Supplies

Water: The Next Global Crisis

The headlines are the same in Brazil, India, Pakistan and the United States. People are running out of fresh drinking water.

In ‘Why fresh water shortages will cause the next great global crisis,’ The Guardian examines how countries are coping with water shortages and the possible long-term effects of living without water.