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    • 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
    Published 22 Hours Ago Updated 11 Hours AgoCNBC.com





    It's called "Day Zero": 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.
    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...-scarcity.html

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



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    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.
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    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.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    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.
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    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.
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    Capetown is too far to drive or I would go there and pee.
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    In my experience, experts are usually wrong.
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