Yemen is on the verge of a national water catastrophe. It is frequently speculated that Sana’a could become the first city to run out of water in as little as a decade. Yemenis, on average, have access to about 140 cubic metres of water per year, compared to the regional average of 1000. Nonetheless, Sana’a is a city where, literally, it never rains but it pours. Inadequate infrastructure invites the taunting irony of flooded streets during wet weeks, through which water-deprived families must wade.
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