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Bushra Mohammed Reschid, Head of Planning and Public Relations for Harar Water and Sanitation Department, stands of one of the pump structures on the edge of Lake Haramaya’s bed.
|Disappearing Lake |
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|Chala Ahmed had a dream. He wanted to build a waterfront home for his family on the shores of Lake Haramaya, in eastern Ethiopia. Now, that’s impossible. The lake has dried up. Lakes around the world are shrinking. Some blame climate change. Others believe poor water mismanagement is the root of the problem. Whatever the cause, the shrinking water supply is affecting communities across the globe. Jessica Partnow reports from Ethiopia.|
Follow more of The Common Language Project’s reporting from Ethiopia and Kenya at www.clpmag.org. Funding for this report provided by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.