Engineering Solutions for Droughts
As global warming intensifies, experts warn of an increase in the number and severity of droughts around the world. This volume uses accessible language and engaging examples to inform middle-grade readers of what drought is and how scientists and engineers are learning ways to predict where it will occur and mitigate its consequences. Tools such as the U.S. Drought Monitor, U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook, and Drought Impact Reporter are explained. Irrigation, soil sensor, and gene engineering technologies are also explored. The final chapter offers suggestions for what readers can do to help, ending the narrative on a hopeful note.