Chennai almost out of water

Jun 20 28 Comments

Does anyone know people affected by this? What's the plan? Massive governmental project for water reclamation? Desalination?

I'm not Indian but the idea of millions going without water scares seriously depressed me. It seems that the water that should have come during monsoons is instead dumping in the American Midwest.

If you're a rich Indian (or a rich person from anywhere) now is the time to act. We need to avert this and future crises.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/20/world/chennai-satellite-images-reservoirs-water-crisis-trnd/index.html

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  • Amazon nobackbone
    I love your woke-ness OP. Very few people are concerned about the water crisis in India. It is happening right now. Which is hard for most Americans to imagine. Bangalore is also close to reaching day 0 in water crisis.
    Jun 20 1
  • Microsoft / Eng
    hmboy17

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    hmboy17more
    Water will bring world war 3. Itโ€™s going to be the next big problem
    Jun 20 0
  • Airbnb / Eng why-though
    Our planet is overpopulated
    Jun 20 2
    • Airbnb / Eng why-though
      I want to believe.
      Jun 22
    • Airbnb / Eng why-though
      Sure, if you have them handy, it would probably be an interesting read.
      Jun 22
  • Microsoft / Eng
    hmboy17

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    Sometime I wonder why we canโ€™t transform water purification system that allows us to use sea water in an economical and sustainable way? Earth is over 70% water and that should be the last thing on action item list but itโ€™s not.
    Jun 20 1
    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      Two reasons. This can be done very efficiently using nuclear reactors, but people are afraid of them and rather die from starving than use them. Second, the problem is not the technology or lack of resources but governance
      Jun 21
  • Nvidia litecoin1k
    And still there's so many questions from people working in the US who are debating going back to India....
    Jun 20 5
    • Yahoo / Design getAway
      Yeah. They should invest in bitcoin instead and make you rich . No?
      Jun 20
    • Amazon YHBH65
      Think of a solution instead of escaping from the problem. If water drains out in US you will migrate to a different country then?
      Jun 20
    • Yahoo / Design getAway
      Yep. He will go to Canada
      Jun 20
    • Microsoft
      rectalpro

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      You canโ€™t drink bitcoin
      Jun 21
    • Nvidia litecoin1k
      You can't drink Yahoo! either.... wait
      Jun 21
  • Oath lua debb
    Where do u live ?
    Jun 20 3
  • Microsoft Hyad70
    They only have themselves to blame...WAY too many people - way too densly populated.
    Jun 22 1
  • Netflix mr.clippy
    Water is going to be the the new Oil once climate change starts accelerating and majority screwing with our climate cycles. The root of the Syrian civil war started because of a mega drought that led to a collapse of services, protests, which was unwisely responded to with killing the protestors.

    Thereโ€™s going to be epic mass refugee migration in the future on a continental scale.

    Countries with lots of land cover like us need to build massive water pipelines and reservoirs to transport water from areas of excess rainfall, capture it, and transport it to areas experiencing massive drought. Smaller countries and major coastal cities should employ distillation and swear water recycling systems.

    Not being able to support our agriculture system and fresh drinking water supply is going to hurt us.
    Jun 21 0
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    henstooth

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    henstoothmore
    Wow thatโ€™s horrible. I wish we would take this more seriously
    Jun 20 0
  • Are there any ideas that normal people like us can do to help? Climate change, deforestation seems like large changes that govt. needs to take up.
    Jun 20 0
  • Twitch FUI
    India needs a great canal system like California.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Aqueduct
    Jun 20 2
    • Uber / Eng mH7bSe
      You should say "like China".
      Californiabis also in drought.
      Jun 21
    • California is in a drought because of water management. A private entity has full control of the majority of the water.
      Jun 21
  • Uber / Eng mH7bSe
    Doesn't India get a huge amount of rain?
    Jun 21 1
    • Airbnb / Eng why-though
      I guess you didnโ€™t read the article, but it said monsoon season is late this year.
      Jun 21