Saturday, April 11, 2015

Brazil water crisis: 56 Northeastern cities are in state of collapse, says government

According to the government, there are studies indicating that this drought can last for up to three to four years. The Environment Minister, Izabella Teixeira, claimed that her team is devising a plan to adapt to climate change.

A former resident of the re-emerging old city of the Igarata. The ruins of a sunken town which had remained underwater since 1969 have re-emerged, as parts of Brazil grapple with the country's worst drought in 80 years. Photo: Nacho Doce / Reuters

The Cantareira system, from São Paulo, is still below the dead volume, and follows operating with this water reserve. And the system of the Paraíba do Sul, Rio, is operating at its useful volume (so above the dead volume), but below average.

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