How will these resources help you?
What happens when the rivers run dry?
When the Rivers Run Dry: The Global Water Crisis and How to Solve It
by Fred Pearce, published by Granta Books, (2019), 9781846276484
What is it like to struggle through a time of drought?
by Jane Harper, published by Little, Brown, (2017), 9780349142111
‘The drought had left the flies spoiled for choice that summer. They sought out unblinking eyes and sticky wounds as the farmers of Kiewarra levelled their rifles at skinny livestock. No rain meant no feed. And no feed made for difficult decisions, as the tiny town shimmered under day after day of burning blue sky.’
By an Australian author, this book will immerse you in the tragedy of drought, taking you beyond your own experience. It has also been made into a film with an age rating of 15+.
‘Day Zero’: what it is and why it looms over South Africa
Day Zero: Where next?
by Jon Heggie, published by National Geographic (Partner Content)
How water supplies in Texas are dwindling while people battle over them
A Thirsty Land: The Fight for Water in Texas
by Seamus McGraw, published by University of Texas Press, (2020), 9781477322444
World’s Busiest Cities - Water shortage
published by BBC, (2017)
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