Quest for Water

The following is a fixes that fail structure associated with an initial problem perceived as farmers need more water for agriculture development.

As a short term resolution to the water gap it is decided to drill wells. In the short term the additional wells increase the current water supply, thus reducing the water gap. The longer term affect is that as water is used it draws down the water table eventually decreasing the available water which results in the need to drill more deeper wells.

Specific examples of this are the state of the Ogallala Aquifer in the Midwest and current conditions in China.

Many thanks to Kathleen Truman, Environmental Studies Program, University of Nevada Las Vegas, for submitting this example.

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