US States Face Water Crisis As Global Heating Strains Supplies

"New Mexico tops the list, followed by California, Arizona, Colorado and Nebraska as problem could intensify with global heating"

"A handful of US states – including New Mexico and California – are facing significant strains on their water supplies that will only intensify with global heating, according to new rankings.

New Mexico tops the list and is the only state with “extremely high” pressures on its water availability. The state’s score is on par with the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East and Eritrea in Africa, the World Resources Institute (WRI) found.

California ranks second, followed by Arizona, Colorado and Nebraska."

Emily Holden reports for the Guardian August 6, 2019.


"A Quarter of Humanity Faces Looming Water Crises" (New York Times)

"Mapping The Strain On Our Water" (Washington Post)

"Permian Needs $9B Worth of New Wells" (Bloomberg/Rigzone)

"Fracking's Dirty Water Problem Is Getting Much Bigger" (DeSmog)

Source: Guardian, 08/07/2019