El Salvador

Once lush, El Salvador is dangerously close to running dry

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The country’s shrinking water supply is in jeopardy as weak regulation, lagging services, and climate variability fuel a complex crisis.

San Salvador, 2 de noviembre de 2018. As the sun comes up through a thick morning fog, Teresa Serrano joins other women from her community gathering around a natural spring nestled in the rolling hills of the Cabañas region. Here, in remote north-central El Salvador, they bathe, wash clothes, and prepare food. Today, Serrano waited until dawn to fetch water, but when the worst dry spells hit, she and her neighbors trek to the spring even earlier in the day.

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