An unusual solution has been proposed to remedy the damage caused by droughts in the Czech Republic.
Researchers at the Czech University of Life Sciences have warned that another long-term drought could cost the country’s economy 80 billion crowns, which would reduce the country’s GDP by 1.6 percentage points. Water shortages of that magnitude will have a serious impact on industry and even on households.
Drawing data from 150 different branches of industry, the researchers outlined two possible scenarios. The optimistic one calculates with a 25 percent drop in water resources: in that case, the paper and textile industries would have to reduce their production significantly. The pessimistic scenario is based on an assumption of a 50 percent drop, and that would impact the social and healthcare spheres along with industry, with associated costs reaching 2.8 to 4.8 percent of the GDP.
Economist Petr Procházka has suggested a surprising solution to remedy the water situation: he says it would be worth considering the establishment of a public water exchange that reflects the real price water, including all external costs.
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A new T-shirt by Vollebak is made from algae and wood pulp from sustainable sources.
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