Drought has been a problem not only for Germany and northern Europe. Farmers around the world worry about their crops. Some countries have declared a state of emergency. Millions of hectares of forest have been lost to wildfires.
Climate change and a growing population are prompting Germany's capital, Berlin, to rethink how it supplies water. An exceptionally hot and dry 2018 has made the matter even more urgent.
German farmers are no strangers to the elements, but this summer has brought home the realities of climate change, and the need to start adapting. How can farmers adapt to the changing conditions?
The unusually hot German summer was a hindrance to many farmers, but Germany's winemakers aren't complaining. Estimates show there'll be no shortage of German wine next year — cheers to that!
As World Water Week draws to a close, water and climate expert Jens Berggren explains why climate change is already affecting our precious H2O.
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