Taps may soon run dry for more than 21 million residents of Sao Paulo state. Most worryingly, reservoirs that feed the megacity of Sao Paulo are down to less than 5 per cent of their capacity. So how did the region reach this crisis? Environmentalists say deforestation is to blame. Others say political mishandling of a drought has made the situation worse. On the next Stream we discuss why Sao Paulo is close to running out of water, and the impact it will have on the country. 

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Taisa Sganzerla
Brazilian journalist
taisasganzerla.com

Camilla Pavanelli de Lorenzi @camilalpav
Blogger
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Keith Schneider @modeshift 
Senior Editor & Chief Correspondent, Circle of Blue
circleofblue.org 

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