In California, things are going from bad to worse:
California drought: Largest water cuts in state's history ordered by state regulators - Americas - World - The Independent
And things are not going to get any better:
Futures Forum: "The real-life Mad Max will be about water"
In the UK, we are perhaps a little complacent;
UK water resources 'left to weather's mercy' - BBC News
The Vision Group's own submission to the District Council's local plan brought up the issue of water resources:
Vision Group for Sidmouth - Vision Group comment on draft Local Plan
A piece in the Yorkshire Post looked back at the drought 20 years ago:
Learning lessons of the 1995 drought - Yorkshire Post
And later this month, Transition Exeter will be looking at the drought from almost 40 years ago:
June TE Meeting:
the Great Drought of 1976 - how memories can shape the management of
water resources for the environment
Thursday 25 June, Exeter Community
In this talk we will give
an overview of the Historic Drought Project and some of the interesting 'finds'
from historical sources in Devon. We will consider how looking back and
retrieving otherwise lost memories of coping in a drought can help to fill in
the gaps in instrumental data records, which may help to make future climate
models more accurate, as well as shedding light on how best to manage scarce
water resources in the future. This will be an interactive session.
Members of the audience will be invited to donate their memories to our national
archive, and hopefully, if the technology works, they will be able to listen to
some of the memories that have already been deposited.
History of Droughts | Transition Exeter