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.
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.
Mexico City: What has happened?
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.
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