Water Shortage to Cause a World of Hurt
There are many metropolitan areas worldwide that have been built in arid regions, and where the water use is clearly unsustainable in the short to mid-term. Sydney is one example below. Given that droughts are becoming more frequent, expect the major environmental catastrophe in the distant future to be a complete lack of water for some large cities. What will they do? They rich will buy water that is flown in, and others will die. Track this struggle and work to find solutions at the Water Conservation Portal.
Do or dry, Sydney: cut water use by half or face a crippling shortage – Environment – www.smh.com.au
Sydney needs to more than halve its water consumption to prevent a dire water shortage in 25 years, research by national water utilities concludes. Water experts say the answer lies in a huge change in personal and industrial attitudes to water use, not just water restrictions.