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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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California’s drought creates an unexpected casualty: sports

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As a result of the recent drought ravaging California, high schools and universities struggle to provide outdoor sports for students

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No more ‘paper or plastic’: California adopts strict new law on grocery bags

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In what plastic companies call ‘false environmentalism’, a new statewide ban on single-use plastic bags will give reuseable-bag makers a boost – and require retailers to charge for paper bags

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Alarm as almond farms consume California’s water

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As water crisis deepens, California finally passes groundwater regulation

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California, the only western US state without groundwater regulation, appears poised to change that. But farmers argue regulation would infringe on their property rights

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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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Putting a stop to water waste: why local initiatives are key

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Cities facing drought can generate water and jobs by planting trees, and installing tanks and rainwater harvesting systems

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Get used to toilet-to-tap water, Californians told

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Drought-hit state plans $140m expansion at world’s biggest treatment facility to recycle more wastewater

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California severe drought intensifying as Napa wildfire rages on

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Map released by US Drought Monitor classified nearly 80% of California as in ‘extreme’ drought, the second highest category

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