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How to Solve Dhaka's Serious Water Crisis by Harvesting Rainwater

Dhaka, Bangladesh is running out of water, fast. So residents are turning to the sky for help.

The capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, has a critical water problem. There isn't enough of it.

According to a study by the Institute of Water Modeling, based in Dhaka, the groundwater level is falling by three meters per year. The groundwater is now 60 meters down below the surface. That's compared to 10 meters in 1970. The situation is getting so bad that, last summer, the Government of Bangladesh deployed troops to manage water distribution.

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