Gartner quoted on ancient water system in Peru that could fix water shortages
Sometimes modern problems require ancient solutions.
A 1,400-year-old Peruvian method of diverting water could supply up to 40,000 Olympic-size swimming pools' worth of water to Lima each year. That information comes from a new study published in Nature Sustainability.
It's one example of how ancient methods could support existing modern ones in countries without enough water.
Todd Gartner is director of the Natural Infrastructure Initiative at the World Resources Institute. He noted that this study "takes what we often just talk about…and it puts this into practice.” He said it does a lot of evaluation and observation and “puts real numbers behind it.”