São Paulo. Cape Town. Now Santiago and Los Angeles. Cities around the world are being forced to live with less water, as global warming melts glaciers, diminishes snow packs and exacerbates decades of water mismanagement. Not just less water for now. Maybe less water forever. Los Angeles and many of its suburbs will soon restrict outdoor watering to once a week — and if that doesn’t work, ban outdoor watering altogether. Santiago is putting in place a tiered warning system that could lead to 24-hour-long water cuts by the end of this year. Both metropolitan areas are amid what scientists call a megadrought. And the people who live there are being called on to face their water realities.
Sourced: The New York Times