Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Friday, April 10, 2009

Water problems

Seemingly everyday things reveal the problems and capabilities of the state.

Water cut off in Mexican capital

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

"Hundreds of water trucks have been deployed in the areas worst affected by the cuts.

"The local government says it will carry out emergency repairs to the water supply network.

"More than 50% of the water carried by the pipeline leaks out before it reaches its destination...

"It has been deliberately timed to coincide with Easter weekend, when many residents, or at least those who can afford to, leave the city, our correspondent says..."

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At 1:10 PM, Blogger Ken Wedding said...

See also Sin aqua non

"Water shortages are a growing problem, but not for the reasons most people think..."


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