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Water cut off in Mexican capital |BBC

Its a chilling example that the themes contained in the Homer-Dixon book The Upside of Down are happening with convergence of natural and human catastrophe bringing  results that will inevitably threaten world security and stability in unexpected ways.

Water cut off in Mexican capital | BBC

Mexico City officials have shut down a main pipeline providing fresh water to millions of residents because reserves have fallen to record low levels.

The closure, due to last 36 hours, will affect five million people, or a quarter of the city’s population.

Unusually low rainfall last year and major leakage are blamed for leaving reservoirs less than half full.

Written by Colin Henderson

April 10, 2009 at 02:34

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