Audio Special: Uruguay


Uruguay has been facing the longest drought the country has ever recorded in it’s capital Montevideo, leaving the city almost completely dry and the Paso Severino reservoir, supplying over half the country’s 3.4 millions people, at 2.4% capacity in late June. This is especially fascinating for a country that in 2004 enshrined access to water as a fundamental right in it’s constitution.

To help us understand more about how Montevideo got here, what’s happening now and crucially, what lessons can we identify we’re joined by a Uruguayan researcher, winner of the L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Aware and Professor at the University Center of the Easter Region of the University of the Republic