Discuss about the Role-play 2 – Drought Hits Town.
The anthropogenic climate change brings more risks of droughts in many areas and becomes a prevailing feature of the town. The drought adaptation strategies are required to be put in place to fight with this conditions. All classes of people get affected by the drought ranging from environmental activists, swimming pool operators, and others (Wang, Ertsen, Svoboda & Hafeez, 2016). The rural residents who grow fruit trees and grass also lack water for watering their children ops since they require large amounts of water. There are many alternative sources of water that will help curb the problem to a foreseeable future not overlooking on the side effects that each will have on the rural resident They include;
- The recycled water - the resident is to install a rain garden designed to catch and filter rainfall runoff. Also, installing a rain barrel to help reuse the water for your garden.
- Discharged water from purification processes - it is good for irrigation.
- Air conditioner water - It produces huge amounts of water which is rich in oxygen and oxygen is good for growing fruit trees and grass thus great harvest (Sargent & Lenoir, 2005).
- Rainwater - During the spring and summer month’s roof water can help water the fruits and grass since it is soft though not good for drinking because of its pollutants
The present drought will cease if we continually bank water and invest in the future by storing and delivering recycled water which is treated to high standards. Also, follow all legal issues related to storm water and its diversion (Simatupang, 2013). Analyzing the future scenarios and climatic adaption will help control the impacts that drought brings.
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