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Not according to Benjamin Radford. In The Water Shortage Myth, he tells us we would have plenty of fresh water to meet our domestic and agriculture needs if we managed it better.
Harvesting roadway runoff nourishes crops, saves lives
Take roadway runoff as an example. In this twelve-minute video, we learn how Africans faced with severe water shortages are using ancient and not-so-ancient techniques to harvest rainwater from their roadways.
Currently, much of the runoff in the United States' vast roadway system goes directly down the drain, into our rivers and, ultimately, to our oceans, where fresh water becomes undrinkable salt water.
What if we started harvesting our runoff? It just might be the Ordinary thing to do.
Read the entire NRDC report: Evaluating Sustainability of Projected Water Demands in 2050 under Climate Change Scenarios
We make peace in a million small ways every day.
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