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A local cools off as people collect water from an underground water main pipeline in Caracas, Venezuela March 12, 2019. Reuters
Water drops from a faucet as residents wait for trucks bearing water to return in Mandaluyong, metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Parts of metropolitan Manila are suffering from water shortage due to the continued dip of levels at the La Mesa dam as the country enters the dry season and the onset of El Nino which causes below normal rainfall conditions. AP
People line up with drums to collect water flowing down from the Wuaraira Repano mountain, also called 'El Avila', in Caracas on March 13, 2019. AFP
Virgenia Francisco washes cloths with her 6-month-old son on her back, with collected rain water after a strong cyclone hit in Beira, Mozambique, on March 20, 2019. - Five days after tropical cyclone Idai cut a swathe through Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, the confirmed death toll stood at more than 300 and hundreds of thousands of lives were at risk, officials said. AFP
Residents of Addition Hills in Madaluyong City, Manila, queue to recieve water distributed on water tank truck and fire trucks on March 15, 2019. - Manila has been hit by its worst water shortage in years, leaving bucket-bearing families to wait hours for a fill up from tanker trucks and some hospitals to turn away less urgent cases. AFP
A Filipino waters plants in a field within view of of Makati's financial district skyline in Taguig City, Philippines, 14 March 2019. According to reports, low water supply brought by the onset of El Nino weather phenomenon is affecting farmers' crops. EPA
View of an abandoned boat at the dried Aculeo Lake in Paine, about 70 km southwest of Santiago, Chile, on March 5, 2019. - The Aculeo Lake, which was for decades one of the main tourist attractions of Santiago's surroundings, has disappeared due to a drought and overconsumption of water. AFP
Aerial view of a pier at the dried Aculeo Lake in Paine, about 70 km southwest of Santiago, Chile, on March 5, 2019. - The Aculeo Lake, which was for decades one of the main tourist attractions of Santiago's surroundings, has disappeared due to a drought and overconsumption of water. AFP
A girl fetches water from a river created by flood water near Nsusa Village Island camp for displaced people due to the floods in the Nsanje district of southern Malawi, on March 15, 2019. - At least 56 people have died in flood-hit areas as of March 13, according to the government, while 577 had been injured and almost 83,000 people have been displaced. AFP
Floodwaters surround buildings on the southwest side of Hamburg, Iowa, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees, putting them in a situation similar to hundreds of people in neighboring Nebraska who have been displaced by the late-winter flood. AP
A worker holds up a jar of produced water (L) and recycled water (R) at a water recycling facility owned by Exxon near Carlsbad, New Mexico, U.S. February 11, 2019. Picture taken February 11, 2019. Reuters
The Sand Creek in Jordan, Minn. has flooded its banks due to a large ice dam and cut off access to the Vally Green Trailer Park, Friday, March 15, 2019. This was the view of Syndicate Street with a few cars and trucks stranded with oil leaking into the water. AP
FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2015, file photo, water flows through a series of retention ponds built to contain and filter out heavy metals and chemicals from the Gold King Mine. On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency set three long-term goals for cleaning up the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site, which includes the Gold King. The goals are improving water quality in streams, stabilizing mine waste piles to keep more pollution from leaching into waterways and preventing big releases of tainted water from mine shafts. AP
A yellow vests demonstrator rescues another one as police forces use water cannons, Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Paris. French yellow vest protesters clashed Saturday with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe as they kicked off their 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. AP
In this Tuesday Aug. 1, 2006 file photo, construction worker Eric Yanega pours water over his face as he takes a break from pouring concrete at a high-rise building project in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, New York. An AP data analysis of records from 1999-2019 shows that in weather stations across America, hot records are being set twice as often as cold ones. AP
A boy plays inside a trash can used as a water container for a car wash in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 19, 2019. Reuters
A man bathes in a stream at the Wuaraira Repano mountain, also called 'El Avila', in Caracas on March 13, 2019. - The blackout has left millions without running water. Many people lined up to buy bottled water in Caracas supermarkets, but most are reduced to desperate means -- besieging fountains in public parks and any available water sources around the capital. Marshalled by security forces, crowds formed impatient lines at water trucks in some areas, as they waited to fill containers. But tensions were running high amid the shortages. AFP
A polar bear cub shakes while getting out of the water at her enclosure as she is presented to the press after leaving the breeding burrow for the first time on March 15, 2019 at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin. - The cub, who does not have a name yet, was born on December 1, 2018. AFP
Swedish surfer Pontus Hallin walks into the water with his ice surfboard partly melted at the Delp surfing spot, near Straumnes, in the Lofoten Islands, over the Arctic Circle on February 18, 2019. AFP
Waves crash against the Malecon sea wall as a taxi drives past in a classic American car in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. AP


A local cools off as people collect water from an underground water main pipeline in Caracas, Venezuela March 12, 2019. Reuters
Water drops from a faucet as residents wait for trucks bearing water to return in Mandaluyong, metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Parts of metropolitan Manila are suffering from water shortage due to the continued dip of levels at the La Mesa dam as the country enters the dry season and the onset of El Nino which causes below normal rainfall conditions. AP
People line up with drums to collect water flowing down from the Wuaraira Repano mountain, also called 'El Avila', in Caracas on March 13, 2019. AFP
Virgenia Francisco washes cloths with her 6-month-old son on her back, with collected rain water after a strong cyclone hit in Beira, Mozambique, on March 20, 2019. - Five days after tropical cyclone Idai cut a swathe through Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, the confirmed death toll stood at more than 300 and hundreds of thousands of lives were at risk, officials said. AFP
Residents of Addition Hills in Madaluyong City, Manila, queue to recieve water distributed on water tank truck and fire trucks on March 15, 2019. - Manila has been hit by its worst water shortage in years, leaving bucket-bearing families to wait hours for a fill up from tanker trucks and some hospitals to turn away less urgent cases. AFP
A Filipino waters plants in a field within view of of Makati's financial district skyline in Taguig City, Philippines, 14 March 2019. According to reports, low water supply brought by the onset of El Nino weather phenomenon is affecting farmers' crops. EPA
View of an abandoned boat at the dried Aculeo Lake in Paine, about 70 km southwest of Santiago, Chile, on March 5, 2019. - The Aculeo Lake, which was for decades one of the main tourist attractions of Santiago's surroundings, has disappeared due to a drought and overconsumption of water. AFP
Aerial view of a pier at the dried Aculeo Lake in Paine, about 70 km southwest of Santiago, Chile, on March 5, 2019. - The Aculeo Lake, which was for decades one of the main tourist attractions of Santiago's surroundings, has disappeared due to a drought and overconsumption of water. AFP
A girl fetches water from a river created by flood water near Nsusa Village Island camp for displaced people due to the floods in the Nsanje district of southern Malawi, on March 15, 2019. - At least 56 people have died in flood-hit areas as of March 13, according to the government, while 577 had been injured and almost 83,000 people have been displaced. AFP
Floodwaters surround buildings on the southwest side of Hamburg, Iowa, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees, putting them in a situation similar to hundreds of people in neighboring Nebraska who have been displaced by the late-winter flood. AP
A worker holds up a jar of produced water (L) and recycled water (R) at a water recycling facility owned by Exxon near Carlsbad, New Mexico, U.S. February 11, 2019. Picture taken February 11, 2019. Reuters
The Sand Creek in Jordan, Minn. has flooded its banks due to a large ice dam and cut off access to the Vally Green Trailer Park, Friday, March 15, 2019. This was the view of Syndicate Street with a few cars and trucks stranded with oil leaking into the water. AP
FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2015, file photo, water flows through a series of retention ponds built to contain and filter out heavy metals and chemicals from the Gold King Mine. On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency set three long-term goals for cleaning up the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site, which includes the Gold King. The goals are improving water quality in streams, stabilizing mine waste piles to keep more pollution from leaching into waterways and preventing big releases of tainted water from mine shafts. AP
A yellow vests demonstrator rescues another one as police forces use water cannons, Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Paris. French yellow vest protesters clashed Saturday with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe as they kicked off their 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. AP
In this Tuesday Aug. 1, 2006 file photo, construction worker Eric Yanega pours water over his face as he takes a break from pouring concrete at a high-rise building project in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, New York. An AP data analysis of records from 1999-2019 shows that in weather stations across America, hot records are being set twice as often as cold ones. AP
A boy plays inside a trash can used as a water container for a car wash in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 19, 2019. Reuters
A man bathes in a stream at the Wuaraira Repano mountain, also called 'El Avila', in Caracas on March 13, 2019. - The blackout has left millions without running water. Many people lined up to buy bottled water in Caracas supermarkets, but most are reduced to desperate means -- besieging fountains in public parks and any available water sources around the capital. Marshalled by security forces, crowds formed impatient lines at water trucks in some areas, as they waited to fill containers. But tensions were running high amid the shortages. AFP
A polar bear cub shakes while getting out of the water at her enclosure as she is presented to the press after leaving the breeding burrow for the first time on March 15, 2019 at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin. - The cub, who does not have a name yet, was born on December 1, 2018. AFP
Swedish surfer Pontus Hallin walks into the water with his ice surfboard partly melted at the Delp surfing spot, near Straumnes, in the Lofoten Islands, over the Arctic Circle on February 18, 2019. AFP
Waves crash against the Malecon sea wall as a taxi drives past in a classic American car in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. AP


Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr


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