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Lima's looming water crisis - Global Ideas

It hardly ever rains in the Peruvian capital of Lima, which is surrounded by desert. With less than one centimeter of rainfall per year, the city's population of nine million depends on glacier water from the Andes. But now the glaciers are melting at the same time as Lima's population is growing. It's expected to reach 12 million by the year 2050. Drinking water is in increasingly short supply. The Lima Water project (LiWa) sets out to tackle the looming water crisis.

Shows how the people living in the poorer areas of Lima (Capital of Peru) struggle for their daily water supply. This situation applies to all poor countries. It also shows how lucky we are in first world countries. However, climate change, if allowed to go unchecked, will ensure all countries will suffer similar conditions ultimately

 

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