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Rockntractor
04-12-2018, 08:07 PM
Cape Town's recent water shortage crisis has raised global concern about the threat of water scarcity.
The increasing risks have cast a spotlight on the issue of water theft and mitigation efforts.




Andrew Wong (https://www.cnbc.com/andrew-wong--cnbc/)
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It's called "Day Zero" (https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/06/south-africa-cape-town-drought-economic-impact.html): when Cape Town, South Africa's bustling port city, sees its water taps run dry, and its population thrust into a perilous situation.
Originally projected for this year, the impending crisis has been delayed in part by severe measures — the city instituted restrictions that amount to less than one sixth of an average American's water consumption. Yet despite that effort, "Day Zero" is still projected to arrive next year (http://coct.co/water-dashboard/).
And when it comes, the crisis will see the government switching off all the taps and rationing the resource through collection points.
Moe>https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/11/cape-town-water-crisis-cities-should-prepare-for-water-scarcity.html

It would be better to prepare to have plenty of water than to prepare for running out.

Retread
04-12-2018, 09:49 PM
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/israel-proves-the-desalination-era-is-here/

Israel Proves the Desalination Era Is Here


Driven by necessity, Israel is learning to squeeze more out of a drop of water than any country on Earth, and much of that learning is happening at the Zuckerberg Institute, where researchers have pioneered new techniques in drip irrigation, water treatment and desalination. They have developed resilient well systems for African villages and biological digesters than can halve the water usage of most homes.

Elspeth
04-13-2018, 01:39 AM
The groundwater has been sucked up by huge companies like Nestle.

Also, in California, 40% of our water goes to a blasted fish that no one cares about.

(Google "delta smelt, 40%" and see what you get.)

noonwitch
04-13-2018, 09:17 AM
The groundwater has been sucked up by huge companies like Nestle.

Also, in California, 40% of our water goes to a blasted fish that no one cares about.

(Google "delta smelt, 40%" and see what you get.)


Nestle is sucking up the Great Lakes, too. They are an evil company, my mom and her church have been boycotting them for decades for how they manipulate women in the third world into buying baby formula instead of breast feeding the babies and buying food for themselves and their other children.

DumbAss Tanker
04-13-2018, 09:24 AM
For a city on the ocean like Capetown, water is always available, it's just a question of how much energy they want to (Or can afford to) expend to get it.

Rockntractor
04-13-2018, 09:37 AM
Capetown is too far to drive or I would go there and pee.

FlaGator
04-13-2018, 09:46 AM
In my experience, experts are usually wrong.