Countdown to Day Zero: what will happen when London runs out of water?

Two years ago Cape Town’s water supply was nearly shut off. Last year Chennai officials declared 'Day Zero', with no water for eight million people. London could be next. Here's what their experiences tell us about what to expect when taps run dry

by Rachel Salvidge
Chennai, India, 29 June 2019: People living in a slum settlement gather near a water tanker to collect their daily supply (photograph: Atul Loke/Getty Images)
Chennai, India, 29 June 2019: People living in a slum settlement gather near a water tanker to collect their daily supply (photograph: Atul Loke/Getty Images)

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