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Decade of drought: a global tour of seven recent water crises

Projections for water stress in 2020, 2030 and 2040 indicate that the global picture is likely going to get worse. Photograph: Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images

With a chronic overuse of resources, it only takes a few bad rainfalls or poor management decisions to plunge a region into crisis

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Two thirds of world’s largest companies exposed to serious water risks

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Severe droughts in São Paulo and California shatter the misguided belief in a limitless supply of water, and business is starting to feel the effects

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Action on improving poor water quality needs to come from government

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While water scarcity is a serious global issue, water quality concerns are equally grave. With 780 million people lacking access to clean water, government and business need to step up.

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The US, South Africa and Australia are turning wastewater into drinking water

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Water stressed cities are importing water and investing in desalination plants. Could treating sewage plant wastewater offer a local, energy-efficient way of securing water supply?

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H&M partner with Wateraid to improve clean water access

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Global Citizen festival in New York sees launch of collaboration committed to improving sanitation in the world’s poorest countries

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Ethical bottled water companies find it hard to compete with Nestlé and Coke

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Cost of business makes it an ‘uphill battle” for the likes of Belu and One Water aiming to make a dent in the world’s water crisis

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Lack of toilets blights the lives of 2.5bn people, UN chief warns

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UN deputy secretary general says failure to address sanitation and open defecation threatens disaster for third of humanity

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Mobile apps for California’s drought, UK floods and India’s drinking water

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Drought, leaks, poor sanitation and reporting the neighbours for wasting water – new apps aim to tackle persistent water problems

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Enjoy your coffee – you may soon not be able to afford it

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As the world’s water supplies increasingly dry up, from bread to fruit and coffee, will there be drastic increases in food costs?

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It’s slow going for businesses aiming to tackle Tanzania’s water problems

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The semi-arid country has diminishing groundwater and a lack of safe water access. New public-private partnerships are springing up, but a lack of trust and public awareness mean pace is slow . . . → Read More: It’s slow going for businesses aiming to tackle Tanzania’s water problems

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