Possible Solutions To Santiago Water Crisis?

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SANTIAGO, Chile

Chile's capital Santiago is facing an alarming water deficit, fuelled by climate change, that will worsen in the next decades, according to a new report.

Challenged by increasing demand for potable water and decreasing resources the city, with a population of about 7 million people, has seen a change in rainfall pattern, with floods a more frequent occurrence. Floods have already brought other hazards: power outages, waterborne diseases, and major damage to infrastructure including power grids, roads, and bridges, affecting long-term economic viability.