Stories From The Water Front Around the world, people are struggling for access to drinking water. All Things Considered examines the forces at play in separating the haves from the have-nots.

A large crack cuts through this Mexico City street. Half of the street is lower than the other half, one of many signs this metropolis is sinking. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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Mexico City Keeps Sinking As Its Water Supply Wastes Away

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Dairy farmer Dominique Rochat says the Swiss government's water deliveries have allowed him to keep his cows in the high mountains. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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High And Dry: Swiss Army Airlifts Water To Cows In Drought-Stricken Mountains

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A little girl fills two jerrycans with water in the Korangi slum in Karachi. Fetching water is a duty that often falls on very young children. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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For Karachi's Water Mafia, Stolen H2O Is A 'Lucrative Business'

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Susan van Rooyen and Moe Kekana of King James Group were behind the 2-Minute Shower Song project. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Singing In The Shower To Help Save Cape Town's Water

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Sindiswa Lingela stands in the backyard of her home in Cape Town with the swimming pool that she fills with collected rainwater. The drought encouraged her to get completely off the municipal grid. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Did Cape Town Learn From 'Day Zero'?

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