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Brazil Turns to Big Projects To Fix Water Crisis

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, an interesting article on Brazil’s plan to tap a long-polluted dam to alleviate a punishing water shortage: An aerial view shows illegally built slums on the border of the polluted water of Billings reservoir in São Paulo. As he stood by the dam that is a last hope for […]

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Brazil – From The Droughts Of The Northeast To São Paulo’s Thirst

Via Inter Press Service, a look at Brazil’s water crisis: A puddle is all that is left in one of the reservoirs of the Cantareira System, which normally supplies nearly half of the São Paulo metropolitan region. Six million people in Brazil’s biggest city, São Paulo, may at some point find themselves without water. The […]

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Taps Start To Run Dry In Brazil’s Largest City

Courtesy of The New York Times, a report on São Paulo sater crisis which is linked to growth, pollution, and deforestation: Endowed with the Amazon and other mighty rivers, an array of huge dams and one-eighth of the world’s fresh water, Brazil is sometimes called the “Saudi Arabia of water,” so rich in the coveted resource that some liken it to living above […]

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How Sao Paulo Drought Could Benefit Brazil

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), interesting analysis of how the current Sao Paulo drought could actually benefit Brazil: The state of Sao Paulo, Brazil’s financial core, remains in a drought of historical proportions, and we expect to continue seeing reports of water shortages in the greater municipal area of the city of Sao Paulo. Further […]

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Water War Amid Brazil Drought Leads To Fight Over Puddles

Via Bloomberg, a look at the battle between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo over scarce water supplies: Brazil’s Jaguari reservoir has fallen to its lowest level ever, laying bare measurement posts that jut from exposed earth like a line of dominoes. The nation’s two biggest cities are fighting for what little water is left. […]

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Brazil Edges To Brink of Epic Water Crisis

Via The Globe and Mail, a report on Sao Paulo’s worsening water crisis: One of the world’s biggest cities is running out of water. Sao Paulo, a city of 20 million people, could run dry within weeks. The humanitarian and economic cost would be immense. The fiasco should be a global wakeup call for other […]

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