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Water Shortage / Water Scarcity

Sgt. Chase Toussaint, left, and Sgt. Reggie Farve fill containers with non-potable water for a Jackson resident at Callaway High School in Jackson, Mississippi. Non-potable is being distributed to Jackson residents due to a water outage after last week's winter storms. Gov. Tate Reeves enlisted the Mississippi National Guard to help with water distribution efforts as a result of the ongoing water issue.

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Ricki Mills, right, hands her daughter Raella, 3, a cooking pan she retrieved out of a container waiting for water to wash dishes at an apartment complex without water, in Dallas. Residents have containers lines up waiting for a fire hydrant to be opened.

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Diego Garcia, 9, carries driking water he was given by volunteers at an apartment complex without water in Dallas. Two local bartenders took it upon themselves to bring a truck of drinking water to distribute to residents that have not had running water for over a week.

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Young women collect water from a pipe connected to a water body, owing to the absence of piped water supply in the area, at Thanwala village in Bhaderwah of Doda District.

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People, not following social distancing guidelnes, carry cans and other containers to collect drinking water from a tanker, during Unlock 4 in East Delhi.

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People, not following social distancing guidelnes, gather to collect drinking water from a tanker, during Unlock 4 in East Delhi.

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Women fill containers with water from a leaking water pipeline, during Unlock 3, in Jammu.

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Containers placed by locals on a road to reserve their spots to collect drinking water from tankers, during Unlock 3, in Kolkata.

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Residents of Chilla village place containers in queues to reserve their spot while waiting to collect water from a tanker of Delhi Jal Board, in New Delhi.

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A woman wearing a mask waits to collect drinking water from a tanker, at Mayur Vihar in New Delhi.

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People gather to collect drinking water from a tanker at Vivekanand Camp, without following social-distancing guidelines, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at Chanakyapuri in New Delhi.

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Empty containers are seen outside home at Vivekand Camp, Chanakyapuri, in New Delhi.

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Residents collect water from a New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) tanker, Sanjay Camp, Chanakyapuri, in New Delhi.

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Residents collect water from a New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) tanker, Sanjay Camp, Chanakyapuri, in New Delhi.

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A man carries water on a bullock-cart at Jawhar village in Palghar district of Maharashtra. People in the region are facing water crisis as almost all wells are nearly dried due to the summer season.

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People collect water from a well at Jawhar village in Palghar district of Maharashtra.

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A village woman walks to fetch water from a well at Mokhada in Palghar district of Maharashtra. People in the region are facing water crisis as almost all wells are nearly dried due to the summer season.

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A woman carries water collected from a well that was refilled by the authorities with the help of a water-tanker, at Nandgaon village in Thane district.

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Women fetch water from a well after it was refilled by the authorities with the help of a water-tanker at Nandgaon village in Thane district.

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Women carry water collected from a well that was refilled by the authorities with the help of a water-tanker, at Nandgaon village in Thane district. Almost all water sources in the region have dried up and ground water levels have gone down owing to the summer season.

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Villagers collect drinking water from a well at Bargi Durgapur village, some 28 km from Jabalpur.

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Villagers carry drinking water in containers after collecting from a well at Bargi Durgapur village, some 28 km from Jabalpur. The region is facing water shortage during summer season.

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Village women carry drinking water to their homes, on the outskirts of Ajmer.

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Village women carry drinking water collected from a well, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, on the outskirts of Jabalpur.

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Women collect drinking water from a roadside public tap during a hot summer day, at Sheshpura village near Beawar.

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Village women carry drinking water collected from a well, on the outskirts of Ajmer.

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People wait to collect drinking water on a street during a hot summer day, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, New Delhi.

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Locals, not adhering to social distancing norms, fill water near Yamuna crossing area, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Agra. Locals are suffering from water scarcity due to its irregular supply even as mercury level soared in the city.

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A woman waits to collect drinking water from a roadside tap during a hot summer day, on the outskirts of Ajmer. Rajasthan has witnessed severe heatwave conditions in its various parts along with mercury touching 50 degrees Celsius in Churu district, recently.

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People wait to fill their vessels with drinking water from an MCD tanker, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in New Delhi.

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Women fill their vessels with drinking water from a public tap, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Nundrimendratan village near in Beawar.

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People gather to collect drinking water from a tanker ignoring social distancing guidelines, during the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi.

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A man carries a container filled with drinking water during the nationwide lockdown, imposed in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Ghaziabad.

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A farmer walks with his cow across a dried water body at Mohanpur village, on the outskirts of Agartala.

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A boy waits for the arrival of water near a long queue of plastic containers to collect water during lockdown to control the spread of the new coronavirus, at Nalasopara in Palghar district of Maharashtra.

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A man walks along a long queue of plastic containers to collect water during lockdown to control the spread of the new coronavirus, at Nalasopara in Palghar district of Maharashtra.

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People stand in a queue ignoring social distancing to collect water from a water tanker during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at New Ashok Nagar in New Delhi.

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A young girl walks carrying drinking water from a tanker in New Delhi

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People wait to collect drinking water from a water tanker as the city faces shortage of drinking water in Delhi.

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Women stand in a queue to collect potable water from a tanker in Delhi.

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Women stand in a queue to collect potable water from a tanker in a village near Jodhpur.

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A train of 50 wagons filled with water from Jolarpet arrives at Chennai. Chennai has been grappling with an acute water crisis over the past four months. The southern metropolis is facing a daily water deficit of at least 200 million litres, and the four reservoirs supplying to the city have run dry.

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A train of 50 wagons filled with water from Jolarpet arrives at Chennai. Chennai has been grappling with an acute water crisis over the past four months. The southern metropolis is facing a daily water deficit of at least 200 million litres, and the four reservoirs supplying to the city have run dry.

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People collect water from Puzhal lake, one of the major suppliers of water to city, which has gone dry due to severe water crisis, in Chennai.

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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party workers stage a protest against AIADMK government over the looming water crisis in Tamil Nadu, in Chennai

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A Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) worker poses to drink from an empty vessel during a protest against the AIADMK government over the looming water crisis in Tamil Nadu, in Chennai.

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People queue up to fill their vessels following acute water shortage, in Chennai.

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People rush to fill their vessels from a water tanker following acute water shortage, in Chennai.

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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leaders MK Stalin and Dayanidhi Maran stage a protest against AIADMK government over the looming water crisis in Tamil Nadu, in Chennai.

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Women queue to fill their vessels with potable water from a handpump, in Chennai.

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This combo of June 15, 2018, satellite image, left and April 6, 2019, satellite image right provided by Maxar Technologies shows Puzhal reservoir in Chennai, India before and during drought. Millions of people are turning to water tank trucks in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu as house and hotel taps run dry because of an acute water shortage caused by drying lakes and depleted groundwater.

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People block a road in protest demanding supply of potable water during a hot summer day in Patna

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Water pipes lie abandoned at the back waters of Ujani Dam due to scarcity of water at Palasdev village bridge on Pune-Solapur Highway, in Palasdev.

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Villagers hold placards as they block a highway demanding regular supply of drinking water and electricity services, at Gazole in Malda.

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A couple fetching water from a borewell 6 km away from their village

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A cattle camp

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Waiting for tankers in Nashik

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A tribal woman searches for water in Palghar district

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A woman lugs a pail of water near Ghosali village, Palghar district

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Tribals collecting water from a pond in a jungle in Igatpuri taluka of Nashik district

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Popat Aher hauls buckets from a well in Rendale village, where water tankers come once a week

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Sonali Garud (24) and Pushpa Garud (49) fetching water from nearly empty well for the farm animals, in Nashik.

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BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi holds a demonstration against the AAP government over the water shortage in the city, at Jal Board office, RK Puram in New Delhi.

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People are choses through draw of lots to for collecting water from a community well at Eswari Nagar in Pallavaram municipality, Chennai. Many parts of Chennai are affected with water shortage this summer and residents in this locality are selected to collect water from a community well through draw of lots.

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People chosen after draw of lots collect water from a community well at Eswari Nagar in Pallavaram municipality, Chennai. Many parts of Chennai are affected with water shortage this summer and residents in this localitry are selected to collect water from a community well through draw of lots.

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Residents collect water from a New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) tanker, in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.

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Local residents stage a protest against the acute water shortage in summer at Kolar locality, in Bhopal.

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People carry earthen pitchers to protest against Ahmedabad Municipal corporation (AMC) for completion of various water-related demands, in Ahmedabad.

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Residents collect drinking water from a tank in Kokar locality which is facing water shortage due to the non-supply of water from Kerwa dam, in Bhopal

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A woman walks along a long queue of plastic containers to collect water on a hot summer day, at Diva residential area in Thane.

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Women gather with utensils to collect water from a mobile water tanker at a slum area in Hyderabad. There is no direct supply of potable water at homes in most of the poor neighborhoods in the country.

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Women return after collecting drinking water from a roadside water pump on a hot day, in Ajmer, Rajasthan.

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A villager collects drinking water from a roadside water pump during a hot summer day on the outskirts of Ajmer city in Rajasthan.

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Residents collect drinking water from a tanker, at Danilimda colony in Ahmedabad.

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Maria Rojas, 57, fills a container with water from a street tap alongside a highway, in Caracas, Venezuela. Since a massive power failure struck March 7, the nation has experienced near-daily blackouts and a breakdown in critical services such as running water and public transportation.

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Residents line up to fill water containers along a street in Mandaluyong, metropolitan Manila, Philippines.

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Residents line up with containers as they wait for water trucks in Mandaluyong, metropolitan Manila, Philippines. Parts of metropolitan Manila are suffering from a water shortage due to the continued dip of levels at the La Mesa dam as the country enters the dry season and the onset of El Nino which causes below normal rainfall conditions.

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People collect water falling from a leaking pipeline along the banks of the Guaire River during rolling blackouts, which affects access to running water in people's homes, offices and stores, in Caracas, Venezuela.

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A little girl stands inside a plastic barrel while her family waits to collect water from an open pipe above the Guaire River, during rolling blackouts which affect the water pumps in people's homes, offices and stores, in Caracas, Venezuela.

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People fetch drinking water from a Municipal Corporation's water tanker due to short supply at the onset of summer, in Bhopal.

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People form a human chain during a protest against water shortage, in Mumbai.

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Protesters stage a sit-in demanding water in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistanis are facing a shortage of clean drinking water due to the low level of water in the country's dams caused by the hot summer and a lack of rainfall. Placard in front reads "make sure of a supply of water".

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A night view of Shimla town. Shimla has a population of nearly 200,000 that requires 42 million litres per day (MLD) water. Bottled water prices in the town have inflated sharply due to the crisis, while hotels have limited water supply to guests by providing them water in buckets.

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Village women and girls collect drinking water from an almost dried up well in Samba district, some 40 km from Jammu.

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Village women and girls collect drinking water from an almost dried up well in Samba district, some 40 km from Jammu.

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DPCC President Ajay Maken with party supporters begin 'Jal Satyagraha' a month-long protest against the AAP government over the acute water shortage, failure to provide clean drinking water and the issue of Tanker Mafias, at R K Puram, in New Delhi.

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People stand in a queue to collect water from a tanker, as the city faces acute shortage of drinking water, at famous MallRoad, in Shimla.

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People wait to collect drinking water from a tanker as the city faces acute shortage of drinking water, in Shimla.

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People gather around a truck to collect water, as the city faces acute shortage of drinking water, in Shimla.

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People stand in a queue to collect water from a tanker, as the city faces acute shortage of drinking water, in Shimla.

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People wait to collect water from a tanker, as the city faces acute shortage of drinking water, in Shimla.

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CITU activists raise slogans with empty buckets during a protest against acute water shortage, in Shimla.

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People wait to collect drinking water from a natural water source, as the city faces acute shortage of drinking water during hot weather, in Shimla.

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A woman walks to fetch drinking water on the outskirts of Gauhati. The UN estimates that more than one in six people worldwide do not have access to 20-50 liters (5-13 gallons) of safe freshwater a day to ensure their basic needs for drinking, cooking and cleaning.

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Dried up lake at Purana Qila in New Delhi.

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Bollywood actor Aamir Khan helps construct watershed structures for the third edition of Water Cup, at a village in Latur.

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People collect drinking water from a tanker at Harmu slum in Ranchi.

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A man walks on a part of the parched dried-up bed of Upper Lake on the occassion the World Earth Day in Bhopal. World Earth Day is marked in many countries annually on 22 April to raise awareness of the earth's environment.

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People collect water from a well supplied by the government tankers at a tribal village in Mokhada district of Maharashtra.

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Tribal women fetch water from a well which was supplied by the government tankers at a village in Mokhada district of Maharashtra.

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