Tag: Water Crisis

The New Flint: How Privatization Caused Jackson Mississippi’s Water Crisis

The New Flint: How Privatization Caused Jackson Mississippi’s Water Crisis

The city of Jackson, Mississippi, is facing an immediate water crisis. After Jackson’s residents faced three weeks without running water, videos posted by residents showed that their newly running tap water is currently a deep brown. The city has issued a boil water order, public schools have been closed, and for the lucky few whose showers and toilets still work, the city has advised that residents shower with “their mouths closed.”

Jordan’s Water Crisis

Jordan’s Water Crisis

The Dead Sea is reportedly shrinking at a rate of three to five feet a year. Additionally, its salt water is being replaced by freshwater, which is dissolving subterranean salt layers and creating sinkholes. With the water level of the Dead Sea having decreased nearly 100 feet in the last three decades and the rate of loss continuing to accelerate, sinkholes have become a pressing issue.

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