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India's Water-Stressed Future Is Now

Ambika Vishwanath
Board of Contributors
Sep 3, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
Workers carry water collected from Puzhal lake on June 20, 2019. Puzhal is one of four main reservoirs that supply the southern Indian city of Chennai with water; all are running dry.

Workers carry water collected from Puzhal reservoir outside Chennai, India, on June 20. Chennai's four main reservoirs, including Puzhal, are running dry; in addition, the government says it is one of 21 Indian cities expected to run out of groundwater by next year.

(ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Despite severe droughts, a shifting monsoon pattern, rapid urbanization, increasing demand for water and depletion of groundwater supplies, Indians continue to think they will have enough water to see them through the coming year, especially when the monsoons fill the lakes and water bodies. But there is enough data to...

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