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Mekong
Videostill Saro

“The last few years the water has been very low”

I was born and raised here. I used to fish for a living. But now I turned to rice farming. There’s only little fish left. That’s because the water level is dropping every year. there’s not enough fish to eat, let alone to sell. The last few years the water has been very low.

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Mekong
Videostill Va Van Tuan

“If you only catch one kilo of fish in a whole day, how can you live?”

Vo Van Tuan (34), fisherman and owner of small fish farm in his floating house in the Mekong delta in southern Vietnam.
I’ve lived here for almost 20 years. There used to be a lot of Fish in this water. Now there are many people and everybody is fishing. So the fish is gone.
Some people did not have enough food. They had to lock their door and leave for the main land.
This river has no future, we can’t fish for a living anymore. People will have to move to the main land where business is good. The local river people have no future here.
Some people had floating fish farms but they got no profit. they had to sell their farms and leave their place.
If you only catch one kilo of fish in a whole day, how can you live?

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Mekong
Videostill Sau Ca

“In ten years we won’t be able to use the Mekong water anymore”

Sau Ca, in his orchard in the Mekong River delta in Southern Vietnam about the importance of the river to him and his society.

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Colorado

Desert Golf Timelapse

Salton City is on the end of the line when it comes to Colorado River Water. So there’s not enough left to water the local golf course.

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Colorado

Golf Mini Timelapse

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Colorado

Lake Mead Intake No. 3

After a ten year drought in the American Southwest the water level in Lake Mead, the main water reservoir for cities like Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson, is at less than 50%. To guarantee water supply for Las Vegas, the South Nevada Water Authority is constructing a third, much deeper water intake in the lake.

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Colorado
Water cop Kevin Perry

Water Cop Kevin Perry

Water Cop Kevin Perry of the South Nevada Water Authority on patrol early in the morning to track down water waste in Las Vegas.

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Colorado

The Salton Sea, California’s first climate victim.

A desert landscape; abandoned crumbling hotels; dry swimming pools; dead palm trees; a salty lake with white salt-encrusted beaches and dead fish. Welcome to the Salton Sea, an apocalyptic place in the forgotten southeast corner of California.

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