It’s inspiring to hear of a conservation program that’s actually working. Rainwater harvesting addresses a dire problem in India and other countries around the globe.
For years, India’s water has been sucked dry by irrigation-intensive agriculture and soft-drink companies. But now, villages in India are replanting trees and building tanks to catch rainwater. Amazingly, the water table can be restored. Large plants are now being built for water and dew collection. These measures remind me of the ingenious Fremen technologies in Herbert’s Dune.
Now in Texas, some people have a similar aim. Water is caught on rooftops. filtered and stored in rainbow-colored tanks. “Tank town” produces bottled rainwater, called “Cloud juice.” Cloud juice is helping Texans get through their drought.
What else can we do to conserve water?