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Next Step: Shut Off Water Supply ... '5 Days a Week' ???

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posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 05:06 PM
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Brazilians are hoarding water in their apartments, drilling homemade wells and taking other emergency measures to prepare for forced rationing that appears likely and could leave taps dry for up to five days a week because of a drought.

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State officials say they have not yet decided whether or when to implement such rationing, in part because they are still hoping for heavy rains in February and March. Indeed, thunderstorms in recent days have caused lakes to rise a bit.

Still, independent projections suggest that São Paulo's main Cantareira reservoir could run out of water as soon as April without drastic cuts to consumption.

As such, the race is on to secure water while it lasts.
Brazilians ... Hoard Water

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OPINION:

The TRUELY Smart-People are the ones who can ...

Learn From Other's Mistakes.


( or remember, you sleep in the bed you make? )
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posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 05:17 PM
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a reply to: FarleyWayne

Oh boy, shut off the taps in the world's most populous city?

That is going to be dreadful.



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 05:18 PM
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Can't be drought. The weathermajiggers are flawed.



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 05:18 PM
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I imagine that eventually Sao Paolo will have to invest in some pipelines from the coast and go the route of desalination.

That's true of quite a few places though.



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 05:20 PM
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Well water is running out there is little drinkable water left in the world..a reply to: greencmp



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 05:28 PM
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Sounds like Brazil has an effective government policy.




posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 05:29 PM
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originally posted by: ATF1886
Well water is running out there is little drinkable water left in the world..a reply to: greencmp



Tell that to some of these posters:

www.abovetopsecret.com...


This is a sign of things to come; get out of the cities while you can, humanity doesn't have 50 years left. Maybe 10 of what we consider normal modern living.



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 05:47 PM
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originally posted by: OrphanApology

I imagine that eventually Sao Paolo will have to invest in some pipelines from the coast and go the route of desalination.


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To make matters worse, the country generates 70% of its electricity with hydroelectric dams. In Brazil's central and southeast territories, the breadbasket for the world's largest exporter of coffee, sugar, soy and beef, the principal hydropower reservoirs are at just 17% capacity, according to the Financial Times.
Brazilians May Give Up Water And Electricity For Lent

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OPINION: "desalination" ... Not Likely.

( "desalination" ... requires electricity )
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edit on 12-2-2015 by FarleyWayne because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 05:49 PM
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It's Obamas fault he caused it

Everybody feel better.

Or just maybe poor planning from those in charge kinda like the SA brown out problem. People in charge that have no leadership ability.

Once again it's Obamas fault




posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 05:56 PM
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This is one of those "I told you so" moments I am sure.

They were warned that deforestation was going to cause adverse effects. If I remember correctly they experienced some drought last years as well so this is a trend and not a one off thing.



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 05:59 PM
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a reply to: mikell

South Africa.

Another successful government.




posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 06:02 PM
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originally posted by: mikell
It's Obamas fault he caused it

Everybody feel better.

Or just maybe poor planning from those in charge kinda like the SA brown out problem. People in charge that have no leadership ability.

Once again it's Obamas fault



Nope it's Bush's fault. I haven't gotten any memo to change that tune yet.



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 06:20 PM
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Do i hint a tone of sarcasam??a reply to: Eunuchorn



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 06:36 PM
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a reply to: FarleyWayne

Yikes, talk about putting all your eggs in one basket.

Hopefully this will start some discussions in the future in regard to alternate energy options.

I think Brazil's biggest issue is their booming economy and growth. They need to invest some in infrastructure to catch up.

Water is an issue worldwide but I think desalination tech will improve quickly once things get desperate(can you imagine a 5 day water ban in the U.S.?).



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 06:50 PM
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a reply to: FarleyWayne

I wonder if they'd build community outhouses, or if people would be on their own. Imagine the filth and disease if this wasn't dealt with immediately.



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 06:55 PM
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a reply to: tinker9917

Guarde-loo!

They're going to have problems with the Olympics.



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 07:26 PM
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originally posted by: ATF1886
Well water is running out there is little drinkable water left in the world..a reply to: greencmp



do you have any stats to back up this comment?



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 07:48 PM
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originally posted by: ATF1886
Well water is running out there is little drinkable water left in the world..a reply to: greencmp



There is plenty of drinkable water in the world, the problem is that people don't live where that drinkable water happens to be located.



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 08:18 PM
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Well if Brazillians would stop letting forign countries come in and pollute their water sources this kind of stuff wouldn't happen.



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 08:27 PM
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It's been pretty bad for about a year now... here's my thread from August.




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