In areas like Western Australia, water is becoming an increasingly scarce resource. Not only has annual rainfall been reducing over the past 30 years, but populations have been increasing. In just 15 years, Perth’s population has increased by 25%, much of it attributed to the mining boom and ancillary businesses that support it.
It’s not a problem specific to Australia. In the Northern Hemisphere industrialised countries like the United States, United Kingdom and many others across Europe are experiencing the same problems for the same reasons. And things will only get worse. The world, it would seem, is beginning to dry up.