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Drought in Germany

24.06.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Original language: de Translator: Isolde Moussot
Last change: Isolde Moussot Date update: 24.06.2020 14:04

Perhaps Germany needs in the future storage basins for water to cope with the drought. In addition, rain, when it comes, more often

occurs in extreme quantities. The soil cannot absorb the rainfall and topsoil is washed away.

With increasing warming, the heat also penetrates the soil. This can lead to water no longer being drinkable in some places.

In addition, there is the nitrate pollution in the water, which is mainly caused by agriculture.

The water requirements of households, agriculture and industry are competing with each other.

More and more fields have to be irrigated, which was not an issue at all in Germany just years ago.

The economy suffers in many ways when it becomes drier and drier in Germany. Transport routes via rivers may only be possible to a limited extent or not at all, as has already been seen in the recent past. Industry and agriculture no longer have enough water and could be forced to reduce production.

Therefore, the economy should, in its own interest, change its course to climate-friendly, resource-saving action.

A reversal from the pursuit of ever more growth is necessary.

Translated with the help of deepl.com
Sources:

https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/trockenheit-in-deutschland-duerresommer