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Drought and unchecked urban development have reduced the city’s water supply to dangerously low levels, Marketplace reports. 

May 19, 2016

The shortfall is blamed on climate change, inadequate infrastructure, short-sighted planning and other factors, the Islamic Republic News Agency reports. 

July 30, 2015

California’s first statewide, mandatory water restrictions are expected to include fines up to $10,000 a day for jurisdictions that violate the rules, Reuters reports. 

April 2, 2015

The water shortage is so dire in São Paulo that some people are drilling their own wells and residents could be forced to flee if the taps run dry, the New York Times reports. 

February 24, 2015
The Australian city is using trees and water to fight the urban heat island effect.
Neil McMahon January 30, 2015

 São Paulo may have to ration water five days a week in response to a dire water shortage that also extends to Rio and Belo Horizonte, Bloomberg reports. 

January 30, 2015

Rather than allow rainwater to drain out of Los Angeles, some urban planners want the city to collect it for reuse by homes, businesses and agriculture, NPR reports. 

January 28, 2015

First-time violators of the California city’s water-use restrictions can reduce fines by learning more about how to conserve water, NPR reports. 

October 29, 2014

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is spearheading voluntary and mandatory water restrictions in response to a record drought, Reuters reports. 

October 21, 2014

Water taps could soon run dry in Brazil’s largest city and financial hub due to a heat wave and drought, Pangea Today reports. 

October 20, 2014

An app for Long Beach, California residents allows for easy and private documentation of water-restriction violations, the Los Angeles Times reports. 

October 7, 2014

Teams of inspectors prowl California’s capital in search of citizens who violate water usage restrictions, the AP reports. 

May 2, 2014
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