Did you know that Perth has held 80% less water in its dams since the mid-1970s? This is one of the many staggering facts uncovered by the Climate Council in a recent report on climate change. The future of the city and other areas around it look pretty bleak as the council predicts that the water supply will be 85 billion litres (or the contents of about 34,000 Olympic-size swimming pools) short of the general demand.
As for the rest of Western Australia, global warming is expected to affect the urban water supply and agricultural sector. The council anticipates that the region will most likely experience drought in the coming years. On top of that, worse drought conditions are foreseen over the next eight decades as the autumn and winter rainfall in the region lessens by 50% of its present volume.