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Monday Night Owls - 14 December 2015 - Lessons on surviving a drought
The article we read today looked at what Australia can teach California about surviving a long drought:
There were 5 main areas (we will read about the last 3 in the next session!):
- drinking saltwater
- recycling wastewater
- reusing water
- green infrastructure
- changing behaviours
dwindle - to gradually become smaller
anthropocene - relating to or denoting the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.
Down Under - another name for Australia (because it is ´down under´ most other countries!)
precipitation - water that falls to the ground as rain, snow; technically the process of separating a solid substance from a liquid
cluttered - to fill or cover something with many things
parched - very dry especially because of hot weather and no rain (also can mean very thirsty)
slated - to arrange or plan for something to happen, or someone to be chosen
brine - a mixture of salty water used especially to preserve or add flavor to food
desalination - o remove salt from something, such as water
online - in or into operation or existence (in this context)
runoff - water from rain or snow that flows over the surface of the ground into streams
aquifers - a layer of rock or sand underground that can absorb and hold water
Does your country have problems with water? What methods do they use to preserve or create drinkable water?