Day Zero in Mexico City?


? As the world grapples with the looming water crisis, the situation in Mexico City serves as a poignant example of the challenges we face. From historical decisions to the impacts of climate change, the factors contributing to water scarcity are complex and urgent. 

?️ Built by the Aztecs on clay soil, Mexico City’s struggle with water scarcity stems from a combination of over-pumping groundwater and susceptibility to earthquakes. The city’s historical decisions, such as draining its lakebed, have exacerbated the crisis, leaving 280 neighborhoods parched and reliant on water tankers. ? 

? Climate change further intensifies the problem, with prolonged droughts and reduced rainfall affecting over 60% of Mexico, pushing the city closer to “Day Zero”. The recent deadly heatwave serves as a stark reminder of the immediate threats posed by environmental changes. ?️ 

? Yet, amidst these challenges, there’s hope. By fostering dialogue and collaboration, we can work towards sustainable solutions for water management. Whether you’re passionate about environmental conservation or simply intrigued by the complexities of modern challenges, there’s a place for you in our community. Let’s come together to explore innovative approaches and make a difference. ? 

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