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Even in a ‘water-rich’ country like New Zealand, some cities could face water shortages this summer

Given long-term forecasts for growing urban populations and an increasingly variable climate, local authorities will have to think about how best to encourage people to conserve water.
Women spend considerable time finding water for their homes. John and Melanie/Wikimedia Commons

How water scarcity adds to women’s burden in northern Ghana

The study confirms that collecting water for daily use weighs more heavily on women, making life more difficult for especially older women.
There’s broad support from communities and farmers for proper water audits. John/Flickr

Paddling blind: why we urgently need a water audit

How can Australia's new Inspector General be expected to inspect waterways without a firm grasp of how much water in in them?

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