Water Conservation in the World Today

Water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa, threatens nearly 4 million

South Africa’s second-largest city is in the midst of a years-long drought that has them less than three months away from the situation becoming so dire that it must shut off its taps forcing the town's nearly 4 million residents to find new and innovative ways to conserve what little water they have left. View the archived NBC news article (PDF) on our website for more information.

Mexico City faces a water crisis

Mexico City's nearly 2 million people can no longer count on water from their taps as over drawing underground aquifers damages their city's infrastructure. View the archived New York Times news article (PDF) on our website for more information.

World Wildlife Federation tackles global water scarcity

The World Wildlife Federation (WWF) estimates that 2.7 billion people find water scarce for at least one month of each year and nearly 2 million people die each year from diarrheal diseases caused by inadequate water and wastewater resources.  View the archived news article (PDF) on our website for more information.

Half of California is Back in a Drought

Warm Weather and Lack of substantial rainfall have placed roughly 44% of California back into a state of drought. View the archived San Francisco Chronicle news article (PDF) on our website for more information.