VIDEO: How Mexico City copes with water scarcity
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Monday, 08 June 2020

VIDEO: How Mexico City copes with water scarcity

New documentary tells the story of ‘The Thirsty City’

A new documentary showcases the major water issues Mexico City is facing at the moment and how the city has to cope with the consequences.

18分钟的迷你纪录片询问问题:墨西哥城如何学会再次与水一起生活?

Called ‘Mexico City: The Thirsty City’, the video was commissioned by the World Water Atlas which was an initiative by the Dutch Special Envoy for Water Affairs.

VIDEO: How Mexico City copes with water scarcity

Mexico City: What has happened?

Tenochtitlan位于一个山谷的岛屿,无数湖泊。自西班牙征服者的出现以来,这座城市已经在没有良好的水管理时发育了一点,而湖泊经常被排水。

At this point, there are just a couple of spots of open water lakes left, dispersed all through the valley. The city has in truth become an unshakable prop, because the city had to deal with situation with either too much or too little water.

The heavy rains cause flooding, however water can't be held and drinking water must be taken from somewhere else. On balance, the water shortage is expanding and, what's more, the ebb and flow water extraction system of the city is causing a critical reduction of water. Therefore, Mexico City isn't just a dehydrated city, but is also one of the quickest sinking urban areas on the planet.

这座城市可以弄清楚如何再次生活水?

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