Drought in Brazil
• The drought in Brazil
In Brazil, the worst drought in 85 years, which has been going on for several months. According to experts, the situation in the country continues to deteriorate. A quarter of Brazilians access to water is limited.
In Brazil, severe drought, as has not been since 1930. This situation has been going on for several months, and forecasts for the next few years are disappointing.
In the photo: a picture with the air dry, cracked earth in Atibainha dam in the village of Nazaré Paulista in Sao Paulo.
The heavy consequences of severe drought felt 46 million Brazilians. The biggest problems with access to water are observed in the three largest metropolitan areas of the country: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte.
In the photo: a woman fills a bucket of rainwater, which is used for household needs. (Photo: NACHO DOCE / REUTERS).
The local authorities have also announced a warning about drought in Recife, capital of Pernambuco. The strategic water reservoirs is becoming smaller. In the artificial reservoir in the Cantareira, which provides water for nearly one-third of the 22 million population of São Paulo, with only 5 percent of the water resources. Therefore residents of these areas are forced to save water.
The residents most affected by the drought regions of Brazil collect water in plastic containers and stored in their homes, are digging wells and in every possible way try to save water.
In the photo: drawing of a skeleton of fish on a rock in the municipality of Vargem in the state of São Paulo. (Photo: STRINGER / BRAZIL / REUTERS).
The drought began in the largest country in Latin America after a very hot summer.
In the photo: drawing a water bottle on a rock in the municipality of Vargem in the state of São Paulo. (Photo: REUTERS / Roosevelt Cassio).
According to the forecasts of the Federal University of Alagoas, the stabilization of rainfall in Brazil will be no sooner than in 2020 or 2021.
Photo: Brazilian artist Manda paints murals on the theme of drought. (Photo: NACHO DOCE / REUTERS).
More and more Brazilians are starting to save money and water rationing.
In the photo: dry, cracked earth in an old water tank. (Photo: REUTERS / Roosevelt Cassio).
The government does not rule out the possibility that the water in the most affected areas of the country will only be available two days a week. Photo: Daniel, who is caring for her sick father, too, forced to save water. (Photo: NACHO DOCE / REUTERS).
If in Brazil in the near future the rains, water rationing is inevitable in many of its regions.
In the photo: a bottle painted on a rock near Sao Paulo. (Photo: REUTERS / Roosevelt Cassio).
In the past there was an artificial lake, and now it's the dry air. (Photo: REUTERS / Paulo Whitaker).
A car abandoned on the shores of an artificial pond, where until recently the water level was much higher. (Photo: REUTERS / Roosevelt Cassio).
One of the artificial reservoirs that supply the inhabitants of some regions of Brazil. (Photo: NACHO DOCE / REUTERS).
Cracked earth at the bottom of one of the more recently full water tanks. (Photo: NACHO DOCE / REUTERS).