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Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil holds some of the largest stocks of fresh water in the world, but regional water scarcity in both São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro have marked bone-dry reservoir levels not seen in over sixty years. Not a good sign considering last week was the 2015 World Water Day.

The majority of Rio de Janeiro's tap water comes from the springs born in the Serra da Bocaina National Park, in the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?