The Global Water Crisis: South Africa, Brazil, and now India’s Taps Running Dry?

Towards the end of May, one of India’s most popular summer retreats nearly ran out of water.Shimla, a historic hill town in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, is the latest addition to a list of Indian towns and cities that are starved for water. Earlier this year Bangalore, home to the country’s information technology sector, made it to a list of world cities most likely to run out of drinking water. It joins other parched metropolises like Cape Town, Jakarta and Sao Paolo. Residents of Shimla had to wait nearly four days to get water, with many lining up with buckets to collect water from tankers. The situation worsened over the following week, pushing authorities to close state schools for five days and to ask tourists to stay away. 
 

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India is world’s second most populous country. There is not a single Indian city that can provide potable water from its taps. In fact, a 2018 report from global advocacy group WaterAid put India at the top of its list of countries with the worst access to clean water close to homes—163 million Indians live this way.

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India is under a water shortage. But this is a problem in the whole world. Fact is - there is no enough investment and protection of natural resources.

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I recently met the founder of a swiss start up providing a smart solution. They are building generators extracting humidity from air to produce drinkable water.  The water is generated using efficient condensation technologies and the machines can produce water even in desert conditions. Their current project is to bring an off-grid water generator to provide 400 liters of water per day to a refugees camp.

A good idea worth to be supported.

http://www.waterinception.org/

http://www.waterinception.org/uploads/8/2/0/8/82086274/water_inception_introduction_presentation.pdf

 

 

 

 

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