What are the biggest water issues in the US?
The US water system has become an increasingly fragile target for a resurgent North American water war over water, and it could take years to resolve the most pressing problems, experts warn.
Rising demand for water from North America’s growing urban centres has caused shortages in many of the nation’s biggest cities.
The growing population and urbanisation of cities like New York and San Francisco have left many communities with dwindling water supplies.
There have also been water wars over urban water supplies in cities like Chicago, Milwaukee and Philadelphia.
Experts say that in some cases, the state of California is the most important water system in the country, with the state responsible for about a quarter of all US water.
In the United States, the main source of water in many parts of the country is groundwater, and many urban centres have limited groundwater supplies.
The US Geological Survey said in January that groundwater levels in some US cities have risen more than 2 metres (6 feet) since the late 1980s.
The water supply in cities across the country has been a growing concern, with concerns that water supplies will be severely compromised.US President Donald Trump has said the US needs more water to fight the water crisis and is seeking to cut down on the use of fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, which involves pumping oil and water underground to break up shale rock.
Rivers are one of the major sources of water for cities across North America, as well as the country’s main source for drinking water.
A lack of water has also been a big issue in some parts of Canada, including Toronto and Montreal.
The United States has been grappling with water shortages since the 1970s and 1980s, and the country started to see the water problem become a serious issue in the early 1990s.US water officials have warned the problems will only worsen as the nation ages and as cities become more densely populated.
In New York, there have been some shortages, but it is not as bad as it used to be, said Dan Hahn, a professor of environmental and urban studies at New York University.
However, water systems across the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and elsewhere are in worse shape.
The situation in New York has worsened as the city has grown rapidly, and now has an average population of more than 500,000 people, said Hahn.
In Toronto, the water system is under siege, as are many other water systems.
The city has experienced more than a decade of water shortages, with more than half the population living below the poverty line, and thousands of residents relying on public water supplies, according to the Toronto Star.
The city has also had to shut off water treatment plants, according the Globe and Mail.
In Canada, cities across Canada are struggling with shortages.
Toronto has an estimated 2,000 residents who rely on the city’s municipal water system.
Water supply problems in the U.S.
A number of factors are contributing to the crisis, experts say.US infrastructure is deteriorating as people and businesses move away from the nation, with many of them moving to cheaper places in the North and Midwest, said Bruce Pincus, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, a conservative think tank.
“It’s a very challenging situation, because we’ve been trying to build a more resilient infrastructure for decades,” he said.
The cost of building new infrastructure to replace older infrastructure is increasing.
The country has experienced its worst drought since the 1920s, which experts attribute to climate change and increased demand for food and other resources.
The lack of reliable water in the United State has led to an increasing number of people relying on groundwater for drinking, cooking and other needs, said Mark Krikorian, an associate professor of water systems at Rutgers University.