a girl washing her hair at a community well at dawn in Cabañas, El Salvador.

Once lush, El Salvador is dangerously close to running dry

The country's shrinking water supply is in jeopardy as weak regulation, lagging services, and climate variability fuel a complex crisis.

A girl washes her hair at a well at dawn in a small community in Cabañas, El Salvador. Most people here have no access to running water and must come to the well as early as 2 am during the dry season. Even though politicians have promised them relief, they have yet to see any change.
Photograph by Jane Hahn

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