In late 2016 I was stationed in La Paz, Bolivia, reporting on behalf of the BBC World Service, BBC Online and Radio 4. The country was enduring its worst drought in a quarter of a century and water rationing was in place across the high altitude capital.
During the dry season, La Paz draws almost a third of its water from reservoirs fed by glacial meltwater. In La Paz, water rationing has become a fact of daily life as in many districts, pipelines and reservoirs have been dry for more than a month. Residents have to queue for many hours to receive their ration of water, siphoned into pots, pans, plastic bags and washing-up bowls.
You can read the full report here.
August 20, 2017