How history shapes a water crisis

We often do not appreciate the value of water until the well goes dry.  Before our desires for middle class life (meat consumption, air conditioning, car ownership), the water problems were not as severe.  However due to climate change and growing populations, water supplies are being strained more than ever. 

These droughts are attributed to many factors, one no larger than city planning.  Many cities have mismanaged their water supplies due to lack of oversight and unsustainable desires to grow. 

Read this article to dive into the struggle seen in Bengaluru, India.

Droughts are shaped by each city’s development over time—and these recent shortages have shown just how shaky the infrastructure which supplies their water has become.
Kevin Sofen