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In drought-stricken Cape Town, residents are hoarding bottled water and showering over buckets in anticipation of "Day Zero," the unprecedented moment when engineers close most of the city's faucets.
Wielding their power as shareholders to challenge corporations, women religious are teaming up with each other and with other faith groups to ensure companies are water-conscious in their corporate practices.
Lake Poopo dried up three years ago, and 30 million fish died almost overnight. Along with the fish went the livelihood of the residents of a few dozen Aymara and Uru communities.
Eco Catholic: The effort to conserve water is an example of "putting 'Laudato Si' into action," a Vatican spokesman said.