Solutions: How are cities coping with these threats?

city emergency illustration
Credit: Illustration by Cecily Mireles

All of these threats to Droughtsville’s water supply are intimidating. So what can the city do to cope?

There are short-term coping mechanisms, such as mutual aid from surrounding areas and emergency proclamations. But there also are long-term ideas like building desalination plants and recycling, storing and capturing more water.