As South Africa grapples with its worst drought in history, some are profiting from the crisis. Business has never been so good for drilling companies and water tank manufacturers.
Cape Town might have dodged Day Zero, but a new hyper-consciousness of water use looks set to be the new normal — and not just for the drought-hit African city.
Cape Town is running out of water — but using the precious resource more wisely isn't the only thing that could help. Invasive species can suck water away. So the hunt is on.
The South African city of Cape Town could soon dry up after dismal rainfall left city dams almost empty. Residents and visitors are being asked to restrict usage of water even further.
Acute water shortage in Bengaluru, nicknamed the Silicon Valley of India, has prompted warnings it would be the next major global city to potentially run out of water. Conservationist Vishwanath Srikantaiah disagrees.
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