Affordable, Yet Effective Ways to Fight Drought

Researchers examine the response to a lengthy drought in Melbourne, Australia, to develop an approach for building new water supply infrastructure that won’t break the bank
Affordable, Yet Effective Ways to Fight Drought
Melbourne, Australia, built a $5 billion desalination plant in response to a 12-year drought, but now that the drought is over, the plant hasn't been used enough to justify the expense. (Courtesy of The Age)

Small additions to water supply infrastructure rather than expensive, large-scale projects. That’s the better approach for combatting problems like drought, according to an MIT-based research team.

The team focused on the city of Melbourne, Australia, for its recently...

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