Abstract

Water is a crucial resource for the survival of life on earth. Unfortunately, with the increasing threat of climate change fresh water is expected to become a pressing issue in the future for many countries, including the southeastern region of the United States (EPA 2013), refer to figure 1. According to the EPA, water management is likely to become a challenging issue, due to rising temperatures, and demand due to economic and population growth (EPA 2013). Increased temperatures are likely to lead to longer, more intense, and more frequent droughts in the Southeast, putting more stress on water resources (EPA 2013). There is also a concern that saltwater may mix with shallow aquifers of groundwater in coastal areas, due to expected rise in sea level, contaminating the groundwater (EPA 2013). One way to adapt to the changing climate and rain patterns, is to start harvesting rainwater.

Document Type

Poster Session

Publication Date

4-21-2014

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